Robin Yujoong Kim, hailed by Anne Midgette in the Washington Post for his work in “Radamisto”--“the tenor Robin Yujoong Kim showed moments of real promise”-- completed his tenure as a member of the Young Artist Development Program at the Zürich Opera.
Most recently, he made his debut with Mörbisch am See Festival which is one of the biggest Operetta Festival in Europe as Sou-Chong in Das Land des Lächelns and he will make his role and theater debut as Goro from Madama Butterfly with Opera Omaha in 2019.
In the 2017-18 season, he made his sensational South America debut as Painter and Negro in Lulu directed by Mariame Clément with Municipal Theater of Santiago in Chile, as Tiridate in Radamisto with Lafayette Opera in Washington and New York City. He also appeared in concerts with Grand Junction Symphony in Colorado with Brian Zeger.
In the 2016-17 season, he made debut as Sou-Choung in Das Land des Lächelns with Klagenfurt State Opera in Austria, as Nemorino in L’Elisir D’amore with Hannover State Opera and Danish National Opera, as Roderigo in Otello under Christian Thielemann with Semperoper in Dresden in Germany.
In the 2015-16 season, Mr. Kim made his Concertgebouw debut in Amsterdam as Yamadori in Madama Butterfly and Carnegie Hall debut in New York City as Deok In Lee in the US premiere Korean Opera ‘Seon Bi’. He finished touring at Lincoln Center and Canada with Juilliard 415 in G.P.
Telemann’s Die Tageszeiten conducted by Maestro McGegan. He sang Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Venture opera in NYC. Recently, he made his role debut as Alfredo in La Traviata with Biel, Solothurn, and Vevey Opera inSwitzerland and also he sang Bastien in ‘Bastien und Bastienne’ with Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.
In the 2014-2015 season, he sang Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Maestro Fabio Luisi and made an auspicious main role debut as Robin Hood in Robin Hood directed by Andreas Homoki at the Zürich Opera. He also sang the Young Man in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Sir Hervey in Anna Bolena with Anna Nebtreko, and Harry in La Fanciulla del West with Marco Armiliato conducting. Mr. Kim made his Korea National Opera debut as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. He also performed in Rigoletto and La Traviata at the Seoul Arts Center conducted by Stephen Lord and he performed his third Tamino in Switzerland with Schloss Hallwyl Opera Festival.
At the Chautauqua Music Festival, he sang Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Romeo in the Romeo and Juliet Project. At the Aspen Music Festival he made his role debut as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, and also sang Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore, Belfiore in La Finta Giardiniera, Claudio in Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot, Ruggero in La Rondine and Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto. He made his Lincoln Center debut as Don Ottavio with the Juilliard Opera directed by Stephen Wadsworth with Gary Wedow conducting and covered the role of Renaud in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Program and Juilliard’s co-production of Armide.
In concert, he will be singing Beethoven Symphony no.9 with Florida Orchestra. Mr. Kim sang in Paris in a program managed by José van Dam at the Musée Jacquemart-André and he also performed in Japan with Kiri Te Kanawa. At Alice Tully Hall, Mr. Kim performed with Brian Zeger for Songfest. He has appeared as a soloist in several other concerts, including Bach’s Mass in b minor with the L.A. Master Chorale, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Haydn’s Creation.
Robin Yujoong Kim is the recipient of First International Singer Prize from the Jeunes Amnassadeurs Lyriques in Montréal and winner of the Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition in 2014. He was an Eastern region finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council in 2013 and the second prize winner of the Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition in 2011.