Julius Ahn delights audiences around the world with his unique interpretations. Of his signature role, Goro in Madama Butterfly, critics hail “tenor Julius Ahn was in his element, delivering the wickedness of his character with gusto.” Mr. Ahn performed the role in his début at San Francisco Opera and returned there to reprise it, as well as with the Canadian Opera Company, Palm Beach Opera, Vancouver Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Nashville Opera, and at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
This season, Ahn reprises the role of Pang in Turandot with Canadian Opera Company, First Jew in Salome with Atlanta Opera, and Goro in Madama Butterfly with Tulsa Opera and Opera Philadelphia. Last season, Mr. Ahn performed the role of Goro with Pittsburgh Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas and Virginia Opera. He also performed the role of Antenore in Zelmira with Washington Concert Opera.
In recent seasons, Mr. Ahn joined the Metropolitan Opera for performances of The Nose, Turandot, Rigoletto and Die Fledermaus and made his main stage début as the Second Priest in Die Zauberflöte. He performed the role of Pang in Turandot in several productions including San Francisco Opera, Vancouver Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Atlanta Opera, and Seattle Opera. He also performed Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte with Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Omaha, and the Pacific Symphony; Mark in Michael Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage with Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Basilio and Curzio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with Lyric Opera Baltimore; and Bardolfo in Falstaff with Opera Omaha.