Suchan Kim

Suchan Kim

Baritone

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«Suchan Kim commanded each scene he appeared in with a focused, muscular baritone and brought the house down with a virtuosic portrayal of the increasingly drunken servant, Germano.»
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/arts/music/mavra-and-scala-di-seta-at-kaye-playhouse.html (2017)
«"Suchan Kim offered a swaggering, self-assured Giovanni and a warm, richly developed baritone." THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE»
http://www.vagazette.com/life/va-vg-opera-in-willamsburg-outreach-0123-20160122-story.html (2017)
«“Suchan Kim (Tobias Mill) magnetizes the audience to him throughout the evening, with a sumptuous baritone voice and precisely communicative Italian. He is wonderfully funny without ever becoming cartoonish, and sustains a level of energy in both voice and deportment that left me exhausted just watching him.” OPERA TODAY»
http://www.operatoday.com/content/2016/11/bare_opera_prov.php (2017)
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyPrince Yamadori
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyBonzo, Lo
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyPrince Yamadori
2017Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesMarquis De La Force
2017Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesJailer (le Geôlier)
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2016Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and SalieriSalieri
2016Rossini: La CenerentolaDandini
2016Debussy: L'enfant prodigue, L. 57Siméon
2016Leoncavallo: PagliacciSilvio
2016Rossini: La cambiale di matrimonioTobias Mill
2015Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilègesBroken Clock
2015Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilègesThe Cat
2015Debussy: L'enfant prodigue, L. 57Siméon
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2015Granados: GoyescasPaquiro
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2014Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2013Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem)Baritone
2013Britten: The Rape of LucretiaTarquinius
2013Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2013Puccini: La BohèmeSchaunard
2012Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2012Rossini: La scala di setaGermano
2011Verdi: FalstaffFord
2011Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFiorello
2010Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2008Verdi: RigolettoMarullo
2007Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2006Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2005Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2004Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2003Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
2001Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2000Puccini: La BohèmeA Customs Sergeant (sergente Dei Doganieri)

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“Suchan Kim commanded each scene he appeared in with a focused, muscular baritone and brought the house down with a virtuosic portrayal of the increasingly drunken servant, Germano.” The New York Times

"Baritone Suchan Kim sang Tarquinius with a voice seductive warmth and overpowering strength." OPERA NEWS

“The evening ended, for instance, with a powerhouse vocal display from soprano Marina Boudart Harris and baritone Suchan Kim. In the duet from Act 3 of Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" - the lone non-Italianate ringer - Boudart Harris' flair and well-placed high notes made a fine match with Kim's suave and fluent contribution.” San Francisco Cronicle

"Suchan Kim offered a swaggering, self-assured Giovanni and a warm, richly developed baritone." THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE

“Suchan Kim (Tobias Mill) magnetizes the audience to him throughout the evening, with a sumptuous baritone voice and precisely communicative Italian. He is wonderfully funny without ever becoming cartoonish, and sustains a level of energy in both voice and deportment that left me exhausted just watching him.” OPERA TODAY



“The four voices were a pleasure to hear, and were terrific mutual dramatic foils. Suchan Kim and Scott were vivacious and extroverted, while Sungwook Kim and Martinez were self-contained, secure together but confused by their antagonist. Suchan emphasized power and virility, while Sungwook sang with an elegant line and quiet confidence.” New York Classical Review



"Suchan Kim, who sang the ill-bred and macho guy who takes him out, had a sexy presence and a thrilling lunge of phrase. It would be fun to hear him in a role that let him show off." PARTERRE BOX



Suchan Kim (Baritone), a native of Busan, South Korea, recently sang the role of Papageno in Bare Opera’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He has performed as a resident in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program as well as with The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Mannes Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Bare Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Loft Opera, Opera Ithaca, 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, 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, Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Marcello and Schaunard in Puccini’s La Boheme, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Silvio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, Marullo in Verdi’s Rigoletto, 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, Le Marquis de la Force, 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’ and The Critic in John Gilbert’s multimedia opera ‘Rotation’.



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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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Prince Yamadori Immediately New York Opera Collaborative 2017
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Bonzo, Lo Immediately New York Opera Collaborative 2017
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Prince Yamadori Immediately Sarasota Opera Association (sarasota) 2017
Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites Marquis De La Force 1 week Sarasota Opera Association (sarasota) 2017
Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites Jailer (le Geôlier) 24 hours Sarasota Opera Association (sarasota) 2017

Awards

Mannes opera award
2017