Kathleen Kim studied at the Manhattan School of Music and then joined the Chicago Opera’s Ryan Opera Center.
She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York in 2008 as Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), and has since been a regular guest there (Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann, Blondchen in Il Seraglio, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, the Fairy in Cendrillon, Chiang Ch’ing in Nixon in China) and has sung under conductors such as James Conlon, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Kirill Petrenko, Sebastian Weigle, Bertrand de Billy.
She performed Violetta (La Traviata) and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) at the Seoul Opera, the title-role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Montreal Opera and in Korea, Olympia at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Oscar at La Monnaie in Brussels, Zerbinetta in Frankfurt, Tytania at the Glyndebourne Festival (where she also sang in L’Enfant et les sortilèges). She performed Josephine in Huand Ruo’s premiere of An American Soldier in Saint-Louis and a concert with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Myung-Whun Chung.
Most recently, she appeared in The Hours (Barbara / Mrs. Latch) at Metropolitan Opera New York.
At the Paris Opera: Cendrillon, 2022
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