SeokJong Baek

Voice Type: Baritone

Hometown: Jeon-Ju, South Korea

Merola Roles: Schwabacher Summer Concerts


Schools: Manhattan School of Music; Aspen Music Festival and School
Teachers:
Ashley Putnam
Major Roles or Experience: Giorgio Germont (La traviata); Marcello (La bohème); Gautru (Le roi l’a dit); Tschang, (Das Land des Lächelns)

Other Interests: Reading, exercising, tennis, hiking, meditating

Awards: 2017 Extraordinary Prize Sonora International Opera Competition Francisco Araiza, Mexico; 2017 2nd Prize Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition, New Jersey State Opera; 2017 2nd prize New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera; 2016 Encouragement Award Opera Index Vocal Competition, NY; Recipient of The Mae Zenke Orvis Opera Scholarship and The Presser Foundation Scholarship

Upcoming: Resident Artist at Lyric Opera of Kansas City