Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
"The bass-baritone Jeongcheol Cha proved the standout in the Juilliard Opera’s production of “Don Pasquale,” which opened on Wednesday evening in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. He sang with a strong, mellifluous voice as the doddery Don, fully inhabiting the role physically with his arthritic movements, bewildered facial expressions and comic gestures, ultimately rendering the Don a lovable if delusional character." Vivien Schweitzer - New York Times - February 2013
Hailed by the New York Times as a “strong, mellifluous voice,” Jeongcheol Cha recently graduated with an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he triumphed in the title role of Don Pasquale, to great acclaim.
In the current season, Mr. Cha creates the role of Hosokawa in the world premiere of composer Jimmy Lopez’s opera Bel Canto with Lyric Opera of Chicago. He returns to the Metropolitan Opera as the Mandarin in Turandot and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly. Last season, he was heard in the title role . . . of Don Giovanni with the North Carolina Opera, as well as sing Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. In the 2013-14 season, Mr. Cha was heard at the Metropolitan Opera as Yamadori, and as second Watchman in Die Frau ohne Schatten.
Previous performances at Juilliard include the title role of Don Giovanni, Wu Tianshi in the American premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Kommilitonen!, and the role of Germano in La scala di seta. At Bard College’s Fischer Center, Mr. Cha performed the role of Prince Gabriel III in the world premiere of David T. Little’s Vonkensport. He also sang the role of Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore at the Chautauqua Institute, and Leporello in Don Giovanni with the Seoul City Opera.
Mr. Cha is also a 2011 New England Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as a winner of the 2012 Connecticut Opera Guild Competition, Second Prize winner at the 2013 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, and full scholarship recipient at the 2012 and 2013 Chautauqua Music Festival. Mr. Cha is also a 2013 scholarship recipient from the Liederkranz Foundation.