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Jihoon Kim

Biography

Jihoon Kim in action.
Jihoon Kim in Robert le diable © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

Korean bass Jihoon Kim was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 Seasons. He studied at the National University of Seoul and the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, and has won many top prizes in international competitions in South Korea and in Italy.

He made his Royal Opera debut as Montano (Otello, Act IV) in the Plácido Domingo Celebration, followed by Alessio (La sonnambula), Ortel (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Count Ceprano (Rigoletto), Hector’s Ghost (Les Troyens), Montano (Otello), Don Prudenzio (Il viaggio a Reims) and Monterone (Rigoletto, Act II) for Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Gala. During the course of the 2012/13 Season he sang Colas in Bastien und Bastienne (Meet the Young Artists Week), Fourth Chevalier/Monk (Robert le diable), Colline (La bohème), Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin), Sciarrone (Tosca), Second Man in Armour (Die Zauberflöte), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo), Pietro (Simon Boccanegra) and Servant (Capriccio). In the 2013/14 Season he is Jette Parker Principal.

Before joining the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Kim’s operatic roles included Simone and Betto (Gianni Schicchi), Doctor Grenvil (La traviata) and Colline (La bohème). He has also performed in concerts and recitals in South Korea and Europe.

Videos

News and features

See the opera stars of tomorrow for free at ROH lunchtime recitals

See the opera stars of tomorrow for free at ROH lunchtime recitals

7 January 2014

Jette Parker Young Artists on why recitals are as important as singing on stage.

See the future stars of opera perform in free lunchtime recitals

See the future stars of opera perform in free lunchtime recitals

25 October 2013

Jette Parker Young Artists among those performing in lunchtime concerts.

JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

24 June 2013

Jette Parker Young Artists to perform special selection of staged opera scenes.

Young Artist Profile: Jihoon Kim on Robert le diable and La bohème

Young Artist Profile: Jihoon Kim on Robert le diable and La bohème

13 December 2012

The Korean bass on his experiences with The Royal Opera so far, and adapting to opera in the UK

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