In the 2014/15 season, Dong-Hwan Lee will sing the role of Monterone in Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House. He will also appear as Altgeselle (Jenufa) and Vater (Hänsel und Gretel) in Theater Augsburg and as Mandarino in Turandot at Theatre du Capitole. Future engagements for the 2015/16 season include the role of Monterone (Rigoletto) in Theatre du Capitole.
During the season 2013/14 Dong-Hwan Lee made his role debut in Theater Augsburg as Golaud in a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande and sang the title role in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra. He was also heard as Marcello in a revival of La boheme and Leporello in the revival of Don Giovanni.
In the season 2012/13 his new roles in Augsburg were Marcello in La Boheme, Leporello in Don Giovanni and Germont in the revival of La traviata, to name but a few. Dong-Hwan joined the ensemble of the Theater Augsburg in the 2011/12 season and appeared in roles like Germont (La Traviata), Escamillo (Carmen), Tierbändiger (Lulu) and Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro).
Dong-Hwan Lee has been awarded prizes in various international competitions, such as the First Prize at the 32nd International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Amsterdam 2013, First Prize at the Queen Sonja competition (Oslo), 2nd Prize at the Toulouse International Singing competition (Toulouse), Special Prize at the Francisco Vinas competition (Barcelona), First Prize at the Beniamino Gigli International Singing Competition (Rome) and Third Prize at the Maria Callas International Singing competition (Athens).
Past engagements included roles like Escamillo (Carmen), Monterone (Rigoletto), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra), Germont (La Traviata), Plutone (L'Orfeo), Silvano (Un Ballo in Maschera) and Schaunard/Marcello (La Bohème), Kilian (Der Freischütz), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Nazarener (Salome), Clerk (Death in Venice) and Fleville (Andrea Chenier).
In the season 2009/10 Donghwan Lee joined the opera studio of the Hamburgische Staatsoper.
Following his voice-studies at the Yeungnam University in his home town Daegu, the young South Korean baritone moved to Germany, where he studied at the Music Academy in Hamburg with Prof. Geert Smits.
Korean baritone DONG HWAN LEE won the 1st prize of the 32nd International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2013 in Amsterdam!!!conitnue