Korean baritone TAESUNG KIM is rapidly making his mark on the operatic stage, having gained triumphant success performing title roles and solo performances of oratorios and concerts. This season he performs Arias and Korean Songs with East Bay Chamber Orchestra in California, Guglielmo in Le Villi with Bel Cantanti Opera, a recital with Rossmoor Arts, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with Newton Community Chorus, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with NEMPAC Opera Project, soloist in Händel’s Messiah in Tacoma, WA and in the Artist Showcase at the Hume Concert Hall in San Francisco. He has sung Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Long Island Opera, Frank in Die Fledermaus with Kalliope Opera and Escamillo in Carmen with Longwood Opera, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with National Theater of Korea; the title roles of Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Dandini in La Cenerentola with Dicapo Opera; and Germont in La traviata as a Guest Alumnus with Boston University.
This powerful singing artist performed Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with the National Theater of Korea and Marcello in La Bohème in a national tour with the company. As an Apprentice Artist with Opera Boston, Mr. Kim covered the role of Pizarro in Fidelio and performed it at outreach programs. He also worked with Boston Opera Collaborative, portraying Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro and Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen and sang a number of roles while a Young Artist with the Martina Arroyo Foundation. Equally at home as an oratorio/symphonic soloist and on the concert stage, Mr. Kim has amassed a vast amount of performance experience in these genres, as well as opera.
First Prize winner of Metrowest Opera Vocal Competition, Peter Elvins Vocal Competition and Ko, Taekook Competition (Award of Cultural Minister), Mr. Kim received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees as a scholarship student at Yonsei University in Korea. In addition, he also earned an Artist Diploma from Boston University Opera Institute.
“Taesung Kim offered a theatrically convincing, well-sung Masetto.”
- The New York Times
“Kim almost stole the show… stunning.”
- MusicWeb International