Sungho Kim

Sungho Kim

Biographie / biography

Tenor Sungho Kim was born in Gwangmyeong (South Korea). He first completed a Bachelor of Music in singing at the National University of the Arts in Korea with Prof. Kwangsun Song, which was followed by a Master's degree at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Prof. Ewa Wolak and Ks. Julia Varady. Meanwhile, he attended master classes amongst others with professors Seungseo Na and Maurizio Carnelli in Seoul and Lioba Braun, Deborah Polaski, Bejun Mehta, Gerd Uecker, Malcolm Martineau and Brigitte Fassbaender in Hamburg.

He has received numerous awards for his musical achievements, both in his home country and internationally: he received the first prize at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition (2018), as before at the 47th Nanpa Music Competition in Suweon (2015), 33. Daegu Singing Competition in Daegu (2015), Gloria Opera "Yang suhwa" Competition and Seoul National Singing Competition. In addition, he won i.a. a special prize and was a finalist at the 54th International Singing Competition Concurso Internacional de Canto Francisco Viñas in Barcelona (2016) and at the 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup in England. He recently received the 2nd prize at the Salvatore Licitra Concurso in Milan (2020).

In the 2018/19 season, Sungho Kim became a member of the Internationale Opernstudio der Hamburgischen Staatsoper. Here he sang amongst others Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Kent Nagano. He has also appeared on stage as Gaston/Victorin in Die tote Stadt, as Sergej Gluschkow in Moskwa, Tscheremuschki, Abdallo in Nabucco in the production by Kirill Serebrennikow and Joe in La fanciulla del West.
In the summer of 2021 he made his debut at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland as Rodolfo in La Bohème, Trin in La fanciulla del West under the baton of Valery Gergiev and Melot in Tristan und Isolde with Nina Stemme and René Pape.

In 2020/21 he joined the Dortmund Opera as a new member of the ensemble and sang here, among other things. in his first season Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Nagg in the German premiere of Fin de Partie.

In 2021/22 he will appear as Fortunatus in Frédégonde, Camille de Rossillon in The Merry Widow and Alvar in Fernand Cortez or The Conquest of Mexico at Oper Dortmund.

Stand 02/2022


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