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In Sung Sim



Korean bass In Sung Sim made his Royal Opera debut in the 2015/16 Season as Phorbas (Oedipe). He has since returned to sing Lodovico (Otello), Timur (Turandot), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) and Colline (La bohème). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Lodovico (Otello) on tour to Japan, and Raimondo Bidebent (Lucia di Lammermoor).

Sim studied in South Korea and at the Vienna Conservatory and the Centre National d’Artistes Lyriques, Marseille. His career was launched in 2000 when he won two prizes in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, the zarzuela prize in Operalia and third prize in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition. He now sings for such companies as Arena di Verona, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro Verdi Trieste, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Vienna Volksoper, Israeli Opera, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Teatro Regio, Turin, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Monte-Carlo Opera, Opéra de Montpellier, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and for Glyndebourne Festival. Along with aforementioned roles his repertory include includes Don Giovanni and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Rocco (Fidelio), Raimondo Bidebent (Lucia di Lammermoor), Count Rodolfo (La sonnambula), Sir Giorgio (I puritani), Zaccaria (Nabucco), Silva (Ernani), Attila, Wurm (Luisa Miller), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Jacopo Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino), Philip II (Don Carlo), Ramfis (Aida), Fafner (Das Rheingold), Hunding (Die Walküre), Klingsor (Parsifal) and Pimen (Boris Godunov).

Sim performs regularly in concert throughout Europe, and has appeared in recital for the opera houses of Marseilles and Avignon, among others. His discography includes Faramondo for EMI and Alessandro for Decca.