David Junghoon Kim makes his debut at Oper Köln as Alfredo in La traviata
David Junghoon Kim makes his debut at Oper Köln on 15 October 2017 singing Alfredo La traviata. The production is directed by Benjamin Schad and conducted by Matthias Foremny.
A 2017 graduate of the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, this season Kim returns to the Royal Opera House as a guest artist. He makes his debut as Macduff Macbeth and Leone de Casaldi in concert performances of the world premiere of Donizetti’s L’ange de Nisida with Sir Mark Elder. Kim also makes his debut at Grange Park Opera as Roméo Roméo et Juliette.
Performances of La traviata run until 3 December.
Vlada Borovko, David Junghoon Kim & Simon Shibambu star in Jette Parker Young Artists Showcase at Covent Garden
On 16 July 2017 Vlada Borovko, David Junghoon Kim and Simon Shibambu star in the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme showcase on the main stage of Royal Opera House, alongside other programme members.
Fresh from her successful run of Mitridate, re di Ponto when she sang the role of Aspasia, Borovko joins Kim in a performance of the second act duet of Verdi’s I due Foscari. Kim also sings Rossini’s Le Comte Ory whilst Borovko joins as Donna Anna in a showcase of the second act performance of Don Giovanni, which also features Shibambu as Commendatore and Masetto.
Next season, Shibambu embarks upon his second year in the Jette Parker Programme, appearing in eight mainstage productions whilst both Kim and Borovko, who graduate from the programme this year, make their debuts at Oper Köln in a new production of La traviata and also return to Covent Garden for their first performances as guest artists: Borovko as Musetta in Richard Jones’ new production of La bohème and Kim as Macduff Macbeth and Leone de Casaldi in the world premiere of Donizetti’s L’ange de Nisida. He can also be heard as Romeo Roméo et Juliette at Grange Park Opera.
Intermusica signs David Junghoon Kim for worldwide management
Intermusica is delighted to announce the signing of young Korean tenor David Junghoon Kim for worldwide management.
Currently a Jette Parker Young Artist, David Junghoon Kim is the winner of the much-coveted Francisco Viñas, Voci Vediane and Toulouse singing competitions. A graduate of the Seoul National University, he made his professional debut as Rodolfo La bohème and subsequently joined the Royal Opera House in September 2015. He made his Royal Opera House stage debut as Venditore Il tabarro and was further heard as Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor (also covering Edgardo), Ruiz Il trovatore and Kudrjas Kat’a Kabanova (JPYAP summer performance).
In 2016/17, his appearances at the Royal Opera House include Flavio Norma, Nathanael Les contes d’Hoffmann, Lamplighter Manon Lescaut, Ruiz Il trovatore, Gastone La traviata, Augustin Moser Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Count Lerma and Herald Don Carlo and Pong Turandot.
Junghoon Kim recently sang the role of Italian Tenor in the Royal Opera House production of Der Rosenkavalier, having stepped in at the last minute as a cover for an ailing colleague. Kim sang alongside an all-star cast, including Renée Fleming, Alice Coote, Sophie Bevan and Matthew Rose.
Watch Junghoon Kim sing 'Tombe degli avi miei...Fra poco ame ricovero' from Lucia di Lammermoor: