This season, Korean-American tenor Seiyoung Kim will join Santa Fe Opera for the workshop of Huang Ruo’s M. Butterfly.
During the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Kim made his debut at Wolf Trap Opera singing Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos. At Wolf Trap, Mr. Kim was also selected to sing in a public masterclass with Lawrence Brownlee. In addition, Mr. Kim participated in Santa Fe Opera’s initial workshop of M. Butterfly in New York City. At New England Conservatory, Mr. Kim sang the role of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and the role of Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, and covered the title role in Candide. Mr. Kim was also seen in NEC’s Liederabend series and in the Perkin Opera Scenes Program as Don Ramiro from La Cenerentola and as Tonio from La fille du régiment, and sang in a public masterclass with Gregory Kunde in historic Jordan Hall.
In the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Kim was a member of Santa Fe Opera’s prestigious Apprentice Program, where he covered the roles of Tanzmeister and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos. At NEC, Mr. Kim sang the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and the role of Jimmy O’Keefe in Musto's Later the Same Evening. Mr. Kim also sang in a masterclass with Lawrence Brownlee, sang the role of Niobe in the workshop of White Sanke Projects’ Permadeath, and was chosen as a soloist for NEC’s 150th Anniversary Gala Performance in Jordan Hall.