Kyungho KimGuest of the Opera
Korean tenor Kyungho Kim made his debut at the National Theatre on May 22, 2018, as Romeo (Romeo and Juliet, the State Opera production), and the following season he returned as Alfredo (La traviata) and Macduff (Macbeth). The 2020/21 season sees him return to the State Opera as the Duke of Mantua in a new production of Rigoletto and again as Alfredo and Macduff. Kyungho Kim is a graduate of the National University of Arts in Seoul. From 2011 to 2013, he was a member of the International Opera Studio of the Staatsoper in Berlin, where he performed as Flavio in Norma and appeared in a few other roles. He has garnered a number of prizes, including at the Bellini International Vocal Competition. In December 2012, he debuted to great acclaim as Chevalier des Grieux in a production of Massenet’s Manon in Dortmund, following which he has performed as a guest at the Staatsoper in Berlin and regularly appeared at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava (as the Duke in Rigoletto, Rodolfo in La bohème, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra). Since 2015, he has regularly performed as a guest at the Oper Leipzig (Ismael in Nabucco, Alfredo in La traviata, Heinrich in Tannhäuser, Rodolfo in La bohème, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Edgardo in Lucie di Lammermoor, etc.). In 2016, Kim made his debut at the Bregenzer Festspiele (as Pong in Turandot).