Recently selected by Opera News as one of their “25 rising stars”, Korean Baritone Sol Jin was last seen performing as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata at Carnegie Hall this past spring. He reprised the role with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, from which he recently graduated. Mr. Jin has been praised for his “singing of mature refinement, buoyed by such commanding amplitude and projection that a visible jolt went through the audience each time he sang” (New York Times), “incisive performance, evenly and beautifully sung” (Opera News) and “resonant, powerfully projected voice” (SFCV).
In 2014, Mr. Jin made his opera debut singing with the Long Island Opera as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata. In addition to Germont, he has appeared with the Merola Opera Program as Rodrigo in Don Carlo, the title role in Gianni Schicchi, and Prince Yeletsky in Pique Dame. He also sang the title role in Macbeth with The Manhattan School of Music and Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro with Long Island Opera.
Sol Jin received 1st prize in The Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2nd prize in The Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, 4th prize in The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation’s Annual International Vocal Competition, Emerging Artist Awards for Opera Index Competition, 2nd Prize in XIV ALTAMURA/CARUSO International Voice Competition, 3rd prize in The Dallas Opera Competition, as well as the Hugh Ross Annual Singer award from The Manhattan School of Music. Most recently, Mr. Jin was named a national winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions. He will be joining Houston Grand Opera as a Studio Artist in the 2016/17 season, during which he will also make his HGO debut as Valentin in Faust.