KWANGCHUL YOUN was born in Korea and studied at the Chong-Ju University as well as in Sofia and Berlin and was awarded several prizes. In 1988 he made his debut in Seoul, sang at the Korean State Opera in 1989/1990 and then came to Europe. From 1994 until 2004 he was member of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, to which he remains closely linked and where he has for example sung in Aida, La Bohème, Don Carlo, Don Giovanni, Elektra, Fidelio, Nozze di Figaro, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Parsifal, Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde and Die Zauberflöte. He has received invitations to the Opera National de Paris and the Paris Theatre du Chatelet, to the RuhrTriennale, to the Dresdner Musikfestspielen, to Barcelona, Valencia, the Salzburger and Bayreuther Festspiele, to the Ravinia Festival, the Met. He is also an internationally successful concert singer. He made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2002 as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro and has sung Leporello, Ramfis, König Heinrich, Gurnemanz (Parsifal), Philippe II., Mephistopheles and Sarastro here.