Duke Kim | Tenor


Duke Kim



Seoul-born tenor Duke Kim took second prizes at Operalia and the inaugural Juan Pons International Singing Competition (both 2022), was one of the winners at the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition (2021), and is a recent graduate of Cafritz Young Artists of Washington National Opera. In the 2022-23 season he appeared with Seattle Opera as Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata; with the Glimmerglass Festival, The Florentine Opera and Opera San Antonio as Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette; with The Atlanta Opera as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni; and he returned to Palm Beach Opera as Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. In concert he sang Handel’s Messiah with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under Ken-David Masur. Other recent and future engagements include Pittsburgh Opera, a return to Washington National Opera. He has received numerous prizes including first place at Shreveport Singer of the Year Competition, second place in Gwendolyn Roberts Young Artist Auditions, first place in New Century Singers Whittier Competition, and was one of the finalists in Houston Grand Opera's Eleanor McCollum Competition. He is a graduate of Chapman University and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. During his studies at the Shepherd School of Music, he performed Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Laurie in Jason Howland’s Little Women, and Count Belfiore in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera. Additional concert repertoire includes Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Saint-Saëns’s Oratorio de Noël. He makes his INO debut in Faust.

June 2023