Alex Kim

Tenor

Highlights

  • 2014 1st prize at the Maritim Wettbewerb in Germany
  • 2015 1st prize at the Klaudia Taev Competition in Estonia
  • 2016/17 roles at Staatsoper Hamburg, a.o. Junger Seemann/ Hirt under Kent Nagano
  • 2017 Alfredo under Erki Pehk with Promfest Festival in Estonia
  • 2017/18 ensemble member at Staatstheater Nürnberg, roles a.o. Alfredo, Rodolfo, Camille de Rosillon
  • 2018 1st prize at "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" Competition 
  • 2018 Ferrando at Korean National Opera
  • as of 2019 soloist at Staatstheater Meiningen

Biography

South Korean tenor Alex Kim has won multiple competitions, his accomplishments include the 1st prize (Deutsches Fach) at the second edition of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Competition 2018, the 1st prize at the Berliner International Music Competition 2017, the 2nd prize at the 1st Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Competition 2016, the 1st prize at the Klaudia Taev competition 2015, the 3rd prize at the Voci Verdiane 2015, the 1st prize at the Maritim Wettbewerb 2014, the 2nd prize at the Magda Olivero Competition 2014, the Luciano Pavarotti prize at the Marcello Giordani Competition, 2013.

In the autumn of 2019, Alex Kim joined the ensemble of Staatstheater Meiningen. His roles there include Ruggero (La Rondine) and Don José (Carmen), the title role of WertherMatteo (Arabella) and Herzog Guido (Eine Nacht in Venedig).  His new roles in the 2021-22 season included Rodolfo (La bohème) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte).

As an ensemble member at the Staatstheater Nürnberg in the 2017/2018 season he performed Alfredo (La Traviata), Rodolfo (La bohème), Iopas / Hélénus (Les Troyens), Cassio (Otello), Camille de Rosillon (Die lustige Witwe), Eumete (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) and Arbace (Idomeneo).

In the autumn of 2018, he appeared as Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) at the Korean National Opera in Seoul and returned there in 2019 to sing Tamino (Die Zauberflöte). At the BOZAR concert hall in Bruxelles he sang in Verdi’s Requiem with the Brussels Choral Society, the Philharmonischer Chor der Stadt Bonn and the Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles, conducted by Eric Delson.

Alex Kim performed Alfredo in 2017 with the PromFest in Estonia, a role which he has also sung at the IBK Hall in Seoul, the Daegu Art Center and the Schlossfestspiele Sondershausen. He has appeared as Duca (Rigoletto) at the Verdi Festival in Busseto in 2015, as Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Rodolfo (La bohème) with South Korean opera companies, such as the Korean National Opera, the Knua Theatre in Seoul and the Gwangju Theatre.

Alex Kim graduated in 2014 with a Master’s degree from Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg with the role of Tamino (Die Zauberflöte). He made his debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg in 2016 as Eurymedes in Telemann’s Orpheus followed by 2. Nazarener (Salome), Die Stimme des Jünglings (Frau ohne Schatten) as well as Junger Seemann and Hirt (Tristan und Isolde), under the baton of  Kent Nagano. He also went on tour with the Staatsoper Hamburg in Bogota.

 

Video

Lamento di Federico

Brindisi

Rigoletto Duca

Meistersinger competition Nuremberg

Concert Repertoire

J.S. Bach

Weihnachtsoratorium  

L. v. Beethoven

Christus am Ölberge   

9th Symphony

G. Mahler

Das Lied von der Erde

W.A. Mozart

Great Mass in C minor

G. Verdi

Requiem    


LIED

G. Mahler    "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"

F. Schubert    "Winterreise"

R. Schumann    "Dichterliebe"

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Alex Kim sings Tamino at Staatstheater Meiningen

Alex Kim sings Tamino in Achim Freyer's production of "Die Zauberflöte" at Staatstheater Meiningen.

Premiere: SEP 20, 2022

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