Leonardo Lee, Baritone


Lichtentaler Str. 13
D 76530 Baden - Baden, Germany
Tel. +49 7221 9029655

Leonardo Lee is a member of the ensemble of the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, where his roles include Wotan in Das Rheingold, Alberich in Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, as well as Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier and Renato in Un ballo in maschera. In the 2023/24 season he is expanding his repertoire in Oldenburg to include Fritz in Die tote Stadt and Michele in Il tabarro.

Following is successful debut as Rigoletto in November 2022 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, he has been reinvited to sing his first Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde in June 2024. Also, in the 2023/24 season he made his debut in the title role in Verdi's Macbeth at the Landestheater Coburg and the Aalto-Theater Essen.

Guest engagements in the past have included Wotan in Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at the State Theatre in Kassel, Rigoletto at the Verbier Festival, Belcore at the Teatro Verdi in Padova and Ford at the Seoul Theatre. On the concert stage, he has made guest appearances at the Gewandhaus Leipzig and the SWR Orchestra.

Leonardo Lee has successfully participated in numerous international singing competitions. He was a finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World (2019) and the Tenor Viñas Contest in Barcelona (2021). He won 1st prize at the Iris Adami Corradetti Opera Competition in Padova (2018) and, in October 2022, the 2nd prize at the Concorso Internazionale “Città di Pienza“.

After his Bachelor of Music at the Sejong University in Seoul, he moved on to the University of Music, Theatre and Media in Hannover, where he graduated with a diploma in 2018. Master classes with Leo Nucci, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Brigitte Fassbaender, Barbara Frittoli and Dimitri Platanias completed his education.

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Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes – Ned Keene
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Francesco Cilea
Adriana Lecouvreur – Michonnet
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Gaetano Donizetti
Don Pasquale – Malatesta
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
L’elisir d’amore – Belcore
Teatro Padova di Verdi, Teatro Titto Gobbi Bassano del Grappa
Lucia di Lammermoor – Enrico Ashton
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Erich-Wolfgang Korngold
Die tote Stadt – Fritz
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Pagliacci – Tonio  (in preparation)
Pietro Mascagni
Cavalleria rusticana – Alfio  (in preparation)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni – Don Giovanni
Hochschule für Musik Hannover
Giacomo Puccini
La Bohème – Marcello (in preparation)
La Bohème – Schaunard (in preparation)
Gianni Schicchi – Marco
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Il tabarro – Michele
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier – Herr von Faninal
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida – Amonasro (in preparation)
Un ballo in maschera – Renato
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Don Carlo – Rodrigo (in preparation)
Falstaff – Ford
Theatre Seoul
Luisa Miller – Miller (in preparation)
Macbeth – Macbeth
Landestheater Coburg
Rigoletto – Rigoletto
Verbier Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin
La Traviata – Germont (in preparation)
Richard Wagner
Götterdämmerung – Alberich
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Parsifal – Klingsor (in preparation)
Das Rheingold – Wotan
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Staatstheater Kassel
Siegfried – Alberich
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Siegfried – Wanderer (in preparation)
Tristan und Isolde – Kurwenal
Deutsche Oper Belin
Die Walküre– Wotan (in concert)
Staatstheater Kassel