The Korean bass Jihoon Kim is an alumnus of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at ROH where he was engaged for a further two seasons, totalling nearly two hundred performances with the company. He has collaborated with leading conductors including Pappano, Minkowski, Bychkov, Oren and Bustioni; and directors McVicar, Vick, Pelly, Kent and Loy and La Fura dels Baus. Jihoon graduated in singing from the National University in Seoul and Coservatorio Verdi in Milan. He lives in East Sussex.
Longborough debut:The Magic Flute (2017)
Recent engagements: Colline/La bohème (WNO); Armed Man/Die Zauberflöte, Alessio/La sonnambula, Balthazar/La favorite, Ortel/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Nightwatchman/Die Frau ohne Schatten, Fourth Chevalier, Monk/Robert le diable, Sciarrone/Tosca, Colline/La bohème, Zaretsky/Eugene Onegin, Don Prudenzio/Il Viaggio a Reims, Flemish Deputy/Don Carlo, Montano/Otello, Doctor/Macbeth, Robert/Les vêpres siciliennes (Royal Opera); The Old Hebrew/Samson et Dalila (Valencia); Ferrando/Il trovatore (Chelsea Opera Group); Ashby/La fanciulla del West, Monk/Don Carlo (Grange Park Opera)
Future engagements: Angelotti/Tosca, Rychtár/Jenůfa (Grange Park Opera)