Suchan Kim (Baritone), a native of Busan, South Korea, recently sang the role of Barone Douphol in Opera in Williamsburg’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata. He has performed as a resident in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program as well as with The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Mannes Opera, Dallas Opera’s The Hart Institute for Women Conductors, Sarasota Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Bare Opera, New Rochelle Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Loft Opera, Opera Ithaca, Barn Opera, Boardwalk Opera, Sinfonietta of Riverdale, New York Grand Opera, New York Lyric Opera, Fairfield County Chorale, Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Sign & Sing, NYU IMPACT Conference, National Theater of Korea, Seoul Arts Center and several opera companies in South Korea.
His role credits include Don Giovanni and Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Count and Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Marcello and Schaunard in Puccini’s La Boheme, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Alfonso in Donizetti’s La Favorita, Silvio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, Marullo in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Tarquinius in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Dandini in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Germano in Rossini’s La Scala di Seta, Tobia Mill in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio, Yamadori and Bonzo in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Dancaïre in Bizet’s Carmen, Le Marquis de la Force and Jailer in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Salieri in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri, Paquiro in Granados' Goyescas, Fiorello and L’Ufficiale in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le chat and L’horlage comtoise in Ravel’s L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges, Simeon from Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue, Father in Kamala Sankaram’s Thumbprint, King Solomon in Dina Pruzhansky's Hebrew opera 'Shulamit’, The Critic in John Gilbert’s multimedia opera ‘Rotation’ and Strange Man in Faye Chiao’s ‘Island of the Moon’.
He was an Eastern District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2011 and he received the Opera Award from Mannes Opera in 2013. Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Music from Korea National University of Arts and a Master’s Degree and a Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College, the New School for Music. He studies with Arthur Levy.
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