YOUNG HOON HEO
Born in Seoul in 1973, the tenor Heo Young-Hoon has been a company member of the Kassel State Theatre since 2005. He studied in his native city, at the Mannheim Musikhochschule with, among others, Rudolf Piernay, and at the Opera School of the Guildhall School in London. He was a scholarship-and prize-winner of the DAAD and in 2002 was invited to participate in the Ravinia Music Festival in the United States. His rôles have included Don Ottavio, Rodolfo, Don Basilio and the Male Chorus in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. In Kassel he has sung Achilles in Offenbach's La belle Hélène, Chris in Spuk im Händelhaus, a sailor in Tristan und Isolde, Lindoro in L'italiana in Algeri, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore and Fenton in Falstaff.