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Konu Kim

Tenor

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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

The winner of Placido Domingo’s Operalia competition, tenor Konu Kim, joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme from the start of the 2017/18 Season. In the 2017/18 season, his roles included Arturo Bucklaw Lucia di Lammermoor, Mitrane Semiramide, Fourth Jew Salome, Voice From the House of the Dead, Malcolm Macbeth and First Follower of Telramund Lohengrin. In the current season, he sings Tonio La Fille du régiment, Maintop Billy Budd, Gastone La traviata, Chaplitsky The Queen of Spades.

 

Konu's engagements elsewhere include Nadir Les Pêcheurs de perles for Korean National Opera, Edoardo in Il giorno di regno, Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia for Theater Rudolstadt and in concert at the Carnegie Hall.


AWARDS

Awards include first prizes at the Concours musical international de Montréal and Operalia, second prize at the Seoul International Music Competition and further awards at the Marmande International Opera Singing Competition, France, the G.B. Rubini, Marcello Giordani and Riccardo Zandonai international singing competitions in Italy and the International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Poland.


STUDY

Konu studied at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, the Korean National Opera Academy and in Germany. 

 

 

All modifications made to this biography MUST be confirmed with TACT International Art Management before publishing.


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January 2019
1315:00

Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades - Chaplitsky

Royal Opera House, London

Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Stefan Herheim, Stage Director

1619:00

Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades - Chaplitsky

Royal Opera House, London

Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Stefan Herheim, Stage Director

1919:00

Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades - Chaplitsky

Royal Opera House, London

Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Stefan Herheim, Stage Director

2219:00

Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades - Chaplitsky

Royal Opera House, London

Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Stefan Herheim, Stage Director

2419:00

Verdi - La Traviata - Gastone

Royal Opera House, London

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Richard Eyre, Stage Director

2519:00

Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades - Chaplitsky

Royal Opera House, London

Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Stefan Herheim, Stage Director

2612:00

Verdi - La Traviata - Gastone

Royal Opera House, London

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Richard Eyre, Stage Director

2619:00

Verdi - La Traviata - Gastone

Royal Opera House, London

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Richard Eyre, Stage Director

2819:00

Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades - Chaplitsky

Royal Opera House, London

Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Stefan Herheim, Stage Director

2919:00

Verdi - La Traviata - Gastone

Royal Opera House, London

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Richard Eyre, Stage Director

3019:00

Verdi - La Traviata - Gastone

Royal Opera House, London

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Richard Eyre, Stage Director

3119:00

Verdi - La Traviata - Gastone

Royal Opera House, London

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Richard Eyre, Stage Director

February 2019
0119:00

Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades - Chaplitsky

Royal Opera House, London

Antonio Pappano, Дирижер

Stefan Herheim, Режиссер

April 2019
2319:30

Britten - Billy Budd - Maintop

Royal Opera House, London

Ivor Bolton, Дирижер

Deborah Warner, Режиссер

2919:30

Britten - Billy Budd - Maintop

Royal Opera House, London

Ivor Bolton, Дирижер

Deborah Warner, Режиссер

May 2019
0219:30

Britten - Billy Budd - Maintop

Royal Opera House, London

Ivor Bolton, Дирижер

Deborah Warner, Режиссер

0719:30

Britten - Billy Budd - Maintop

Royal Opera House, London

Ivor Bolton, Дирижер

Deborah Warner, Режиссер

1019:30

Britten - Billy Budd - Maintop

Royal Opera House, London

Ivor Bolton, Дирижер

Deborah Warner, Режиссер

July 2019
1819:30

Donizetti - La fille du régiment - Tonio

Royal Opera House, London

Laurent Pelly, Режиссер

Evelino Pidò, Дирижер

2012:00

Donizetti - La fille du régiment - Tonio

Royal Opera House, London

Laurent Pelly, Режиссер

Evelino Pidò, Дирижер

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October 2018
2613:00

Meet the Young Artists 2018 Concert - Tenor

Royal Opera House, London

David Gowland, Пиано

2713:00

Meet the Young Artists 2018 Concert - Tenor

Royal Opera House, London

David Gowland, Пиано

July 2018
0115:00

Wagner - Lohengrin - 1. Noble of Brabant

Royal Opera House, London

Andris Nelsons, Дирижер

David Alden, Режиссер

15

Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018 - Tenor

Royal Opera House, London

Noa Naamat, Режиссер

June 2018
0718:30

Wagner - Lohengrin - 1. Noble of Brabant

Royal Opera House, London

Andris Nelsons, Дирижер

David Alden, Режиссер

1015:00

Wagner - Lohengrin - 1. Noble of Brabant

Royal Opera House, London

Andris Nelsons, Дирижер

David Alden, Режиссер

1318:00

Wagner - Lohengrin - 1. Noble of Brabant

Royal Opera House, London

Andris Nelsons, Дирижер

David Alden, Режиссер

1714:30

Wagner - Lohengrin - 1. Noble of Brabant

Royal Opera House, London

Andris Nelsons, Дирижер

David Alden, Режиссер

2318:00

Wagner - Lohengrin - 1. Noble of Brabant

Royal Opera House, London

Andris Nelsons, Дирижер

David Alden, Режиссер

2818:00

Wagner - Lohengrin - 1. Noble of Brabant

Royal Opera House, London

Andris Nelsons, Дирижер

David Alden, Режиссер

April 2018
0219:30

Verdi - Macbeth - Malcolm

Royal Opera House, London

Phyllida Lloyd, Режиссер

Antonio Pappano, Дирижер

0419:30

Verdi - Macbeth - Malcolm

Royal Opera House, London

Phyllida Lloyd, Режиссер

Antonio Pappano, Дирижер

0719:00

Verdi - Macbeth - Malcolm

Royal Opera House, London

Phyllida Lloyd, Режиссер

Antonio Pappano, Дирижер

1019:30

Verdi - Macbeth - Malcolm

Royal Opera House, London

Phyllida Lloyd, Режиссер

Antonio Pappano, Дирижер

March 2018
0720:00

Janáček - From the House of Dead - Voice

Royal Opera House, London

Krzysztof Warlikowski, Режиссер

Mark Wigglesworth, Дирижер

1020:00

Janáček - From the House of Dead - Voice

Royal Opera House, London

Krzysztof Warlikowski, Режиссер

Mark Wigglesworth, Дирижер

1420:00

Janáček - From the House of Dead - Voice

Royal Opera House, London

Krzysztof Warlikowski, Режиссер

Mark Wigglesworth, Дирижер

1920:00

Janáček - From the House of Dead - Voice

Royal Opera House, London

Krzysztof Warlikowski, Режиссер

Mark Wigglesworth, Дирижер

2220:00

Janáček - From the House of Dead - Voice

Royal Opera House, London

Krzysztof Warlikowski, Режиссер

Mark Wigglesworth, Дирижер

2420:00

Janáček - From the House of Dead - Voice

Royal Opera House, London

Krzysztof Warlikowski, Режиссер

Mark Wigglesworth, Дирижер

2818:30

Verdi - Macbeth - Malcolm

Royal Opera House, London

Phyllida Lloyd, Режиссер

Antonio Pappano, Дирижер

3119:00

Verdi - Macbeth - Malcolm

Royal Opera House, London

Phyllida Lloyd, Режиссер

Antonio Pappano, Дирижер

January 2018
0820:00

R. Strauss - Salome - 4. Jew

Royal Opera House, London

David McVicar, Режиссер

Henrik Nánási, Дирижер

1220:00

R. Strauss - Salome - 4. Jew

Royal Opera House, London

David McVicar, Режиссер

Henrik Nánási, Дирижер

1720:00

R. Strauss - Salome - 4. Jew

Royal Opera House, London

David McVicar, Режиссер

Henrik Nánási, Дирижер

2120:00

R. Strauss - Salome - 4. Jew

Royal Opera House, London

David McVicar, Режиссер

Henrik Nánási, Дирижер

2320:00

R. Strauss - Salome - 4. Jew

Royal Opera House, London

David McVicar, Режиссер

Henrik Nánási, Дирижер

2620:00

R. Strauss - Salome - 4. Jew

Royal Opera House, London

David McVicar, Режиссер

Henrik Nánási, Дирижер

3020:00

R. Strauss - Salome - 4. Jew

Royal Opera House, London

David McVicar, Режиссер

Henrik Nánási, Дирижер

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Royal Opera House - Jette Parker Young Artists Programme Recital - Tenor

Being in the audience for South Korean tenor Konu Kim’s Jette Parker recital was like having a luxuriously warm bath on a dank January day — an excuse to wallow. Kim has a beautiful voice

 

He’s one of those rare tenors who’s secure with a delicious creamy tone to the middle and upper parts of his voice — you just want him to keep singing

 

Kim studied in Germany, which explains his exemplary German, and has just started on the ROH Programme. With his easy charm and stage presence, natural musicality and that voice - watch this space.

- Louise Flind


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