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.
In Sung Sim as Timur and Roberto Alagna as Calaf in Turandot, The Royal Opera
In Sung Sim as Colline, Rodion Pogossov as Marcello, Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Andrzej Filończyk as Schaunard in La Bohème, The Royal Opera
In Sung Sim as Phorbas in Oedipe, The Royal Opera
Johan Reuter as Oedipe and In Sung Sim as Phorbas in Oedipe, The Royal Opera
Aleksandrs Antonenko as Calaf, In Sung Sim as Timur and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù in Turandot, The Royal Opera
Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo, Rodion Pogossov as Marcello and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera
In Sung Sim 2019
In Sung Sim as Lodovico and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera
In Sung Sim as Colline, Andrzej Filończyk as Schaunard, Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera
Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo, In Sung Sim as Colline, Jeremy White as Benoit, Andrzej Filończyk as Schaunard and Rodion Pogossov as Marcello in La Bohème, The Royal Opera
Andrzej Filończyk as Schaunard, In Sung Sim as Colline, Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Rodion Pogossov as Marcello in La Bohème, The Royal Opera
In Sung Sim as Colline in La Bohème, The Royal Opera