A first year Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera, South Korean Baritone, SeokJong Baek was last seen in San Francisco as a participant of the 2018 Merola Opera Program where he was featured in the Schwabacher Summer Concert. Recently He was a resident artist of the Lyric opera of Kansas City during the 2018 season. Where he sang the role of Yamadori in Madama Butterfly by Puccini. Mr Baek has earned his Bachelor and Master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music in New York. Previous credits include La Traviata (Germont) with Aspen Music Festival. La bohéme (Marcello,cover) with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance Program. Das land des Lächelns (Tschang), Le roi l’a dit (Gautru) with Manhattan School of Music. Baek won 1st place at 2018 Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal competition, 3rd place at 2018 Gerda Lissiner International Vocal Competition, A grant at 2018 Giulio Gari competition. Also he is a special prize at Sonora International competition Francisco Ariza in Mexico. and 2nd place at Alfredo Silipigni vocal competition at New Jersey State opera. and 2nd place at New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera. Baek is a recipient of the Presser Foundation and Mae Zenke Orvis Scholarship in Opera Studies.