The tenor Mario Bahg is graduated from the Korea National University of Arts, where he sang his first important role (Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto), and obtained a master’s degree at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts. He has appeared as soloist in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung and J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, at he Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, and in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, at the Konzerthaus Berlin. He has also performed in a gala concert of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, and sung the Verdi’s Requiem, with the Bergen Symphony Orchestra, at the Kirsten Flagstad Festival, in Norway.
He won several prizes and competitions: first prize and opera aria award at the Montreal International Music Competition 2018; first prize at the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2017; first prize at the Città di Alcamo Competition 2016; second prize at the 8th DEBUT European Opera Singing Competition (Germany); and second prize at the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition 2016 (Sweden).
His recent engagements include the title role in Gounod’s Faust, at Oper Köln and Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon.
Mario is currently a member of the Metropolitan’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He is also the proud recipient of the Joseph Rouleau Career Development Grant funded by the Azrieli Foundation.