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 will add Fritz in Die tote Stadt and Michele in Il tabarro to his repertoire in Oldenburg.
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. At the Landestheater Coburg he will sing the title role in Verdi’s Macbeth for the first time.
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.
Peter Grimes – Ned Keene
Adriana Lecouvreur – Michonnet
Don Pasquale – Malatesta
L’elisir d’amore – Belcore
Teatro Padova di Verdi, Teatro Titto Gobbi Bassano del Grappa
Lucia di Lammermoor – Enrico Ashton
Die tote Stadt – Fritz
Pagliacci – Tonio (in preparation)
Cavalleria rusticana – Alfio (in preparation)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni – Don Giovanni
Hochschule für Musik Hannover
La Bohème – Marcello (in preparation)
La Bohème – Schaunard (in preparation)
Gianni Schicchi – Marco
Il tabarro – Michele
Der Rosenkavalier – Herr von Faninal
Aida – Amonasro (in preparation)
Un ballo in maschera – Renato
Don Carlo – Rodrigo (in preparation)
Falstaff – Ford
Luisa Miller – Miller (in preparation)
Macbeth – Macbeth
Rigoletto – Rigoletto
Verbier Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin
La Traviata – Germont (in preparation)
Götterdämmerung – Alberich
Parsifal – Klingsor (in preparation)
Das Rheingold – Wotan
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Staatstheater Kassel
Siegfried – Alberich
Siegfried – Wanderer (in preparation)
Tristan und Isolde – Kurwenal
Deutsche Oper Belin
Die Walküre– Wotan (in concert)