Kathleen Kim, Soprano

In the 2017/18 season Kathleen Kim sang Blondchen at Bayerische Staatsoper under Ivor Bolton and returned to the Metropolitan Opera as La Fée in Cendrillon under the baton of Bertrand the Billy. Furthermore she appeared at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where she sings the role of Josephine in the newly-adapted An American Soldier. This was a world premiere.

Kathleen Kim is regular guest at The Metropolitan Opera with many performances and different roles as Tytania (A Midsummer Night`s Dream) under the baton of James Conlon, Olympia (Les contes d`Hoffmann) and Blondchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) conducted by James Levine, Oscar (Un ballo in maschera) under the baton of Kirill Petrenko, Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) conducted by Fabio Luisi and Madame Nao (Nixon in China) under the baton of John Adams. In the last season she made her debut as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) under Sebastian Weigle.

The Soprano had several recent role debuts including Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Sarasota Opera, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at Dague Opera and the roles of Fire, Princess and the Nightingale in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges (production: Laurent Pelly) at the Glyndebourne Festival and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Kathleen Kim also sang Olympia in a new production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Bayerische Staatsoper under Emmanuelle Villaume and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu under Stéphane Denéve. She also appeared as Oscar (Un Ballo in maschera) at La Monnaie, as Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) at Oper Frankfurt and Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Glyndebourne Festival.

At 2010 she was guest soloist in South-Korea at the Independence Day Celebration Concert of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Myung-Wung Chung. She has a strong relationship to her homeland South-Korea and this led to more projects with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (also under the baton of Myung-Wung Chung) including Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.8 and No.2 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (recorded and released by Deutsche Grammophon). She also sang Carmina Burana under Yves Abel and Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach.



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