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Professor YOUN Kwangchul Performed at the Bayreuth Wagner Festival

Sep 29, 2020

Professor YOUN Kwangchul is performing at the Bayreuth Wagner Festival
Professor YOUN Kwangchul is performing at the Bayreuth Wagner Festival

Professor YOUN Kwangchul (Department of Vocal Music) performed the roles of Daland in The Flying Dutchman and Hermann in Tannhäuser at the Bayreuth Festival on 25 and 26 July, 2014. The Bayreuth Festival is the most well-known festival of the German composer Wagner’s music. On the first night of the festival, June 25, Professor Youn starred as Hermann, one of the main characters in this opera, and received a standing ovation from the audience. He sang Daland on July 26 with a fellow Korean singer as the protagonist Dutchman, marking the first time two Koreans have sung on the same stage in the history of the Bayreuth Festival. Another SNU professor, base JUN Seung Hyun, also performed at Bayreuth as Hagen in Twilight of the Gods, the fourth cycle of Wagner’s epic opera Ring of the Nibelung.

Summary by LEE Hee Un, SNU English Editor, gurume0221@snu.ac.kr