Jihoon Kim

Bass

Jihoon Kim
REVIEWS

Timour: Le Roi de Lahore / Chelsea Opera Group

“Jihoon Kim thundered well as the (mostly) implacable High Priest with a voice of majestic richness.”

Classical Source

 

“Jihoon Kim as Timour asserted his all-embracing bass to give a performance of utmost sensitivity.

Music OMH

 

“Jihoon Kim…he positively shone, his voice focused and he sang with real authority.”

Seen and Heard International

 

Sarastro: The Magic Flute / Longborough Festival Opera

“Jihoon Kim’s Sarastro was always moving in song, his huge bass wonderfully expressive…”
Bachtrack

 

“Jihoon Kim offered a serene and authoritative musical presence…”
Classical Source

 

“…Jihoon Kim is a suitably wise Sarastro.”

The Times

 

Ashby: La Fanciulla del West / Grange Park Opera

“Jihoon Kim sounded darkly mellifluous as Ashby, the agent who announces that Johnson the bandit is on the run.”

Classical Source

 

“…among the plethora of excellent supporting performances Jihoon Kim as Ashby stands out.”

Music OMH

 

“Jihoon Kim was in great voice as Ashby.”

Opera

 

“Jihoon Kim brought his lovely dark bass voice to bear on Ashby, the Wells Fargo agent, thus giving him a real sense of power and dignity.”

Planet Hugill

 

Angelotti: Tosca / Grange Park Opera

“Jihoon Kim impressed in his brief role as Angelotti…”

Bachtrack

 

“The most rounded performance came from Jihoon Kim’s Angelotti – yes, it’s one of those ‘die-on’ parts which can often pass unnoticed whilst the audience waits for the principals, but there was no chance of that with this very fine bass, who made you believe in the fugitive’s plight.”
Music OMH

 

“Jihoon Kim made a striking impression as the prisoner Angelotti.”

WhatsOnStage

 

Sciarrone: Tosca / Royal Opera, London

“Jihoon Kim, a luxurious sounding Sciarrone…”

Opera

 

The Old Hebrew: Samson et Dalila / Chelsea Opera Group

"Jihoon Kim’s warm and wise-sounding Old Hebrew – not a huge part but an important one – impressed with his sonorous singing."

Classical Source

 

"The other standout performance came from former Jette Parker Young Artist and Royal Opera regular Jihoon Kim, who produced the bass sounds of the Old Hebrew with consummate skill."

Music OMH

 

"Jihoon Kim was strong and stylish in the role of the Old Hebrew."

Planet Hugill

 

Tom: Un ballo in maschera / Royal Opera, London

“Anatoli Sivko and Jihoon Kimm make their mark as the dastardly conspirators.”

The Telegraph

 

Monk: Don Carlo / Grange Park Opera

“…there was a fine cameo from Jihoon Kim as the ghost of Emperor Charles V. “

Classical Source

 

“Jihoon Kim’s sonorous bass was heard to splendid advantage as the Ghost of Charles V.”

Music OMH

 

“Jihoon Kim made a powerful Monk, with his thrilling dark voice.”

Planet Hugill

 

“Full marks to Jihoon Kim as the anonymous Monk.”

The Telegraph

 

Silva: Ernani / Chelsea Opera Group

“The warm, sculpted bass of Jihoon Kim was well suited to the noble Silva …”

Bachtrack

 

“Jihoon Kim was a cavernous and stentorian presence as the implacable Silva…”

Classical Source

 

“Jihoon Kim’s Silva was all the more creepy for being so admirably contained.”

The Guardian

 

“Jihoon Kim was also splendid as Silva, frequently bringing sensitivity and subtlety to his rich bass,

Music OMH

 

“Jihoon Kimm as the honourable and implacable Silva was perhaps the best of the quartet of principals…”

Seen and Heard International

 

Ferrando: Il trovatore / Chelsea Opera Group

“Jihoon Kim, the Ferrando, opened proceedings with panache, igniting his narrative with precise rhythm, sharp articulation and dark, resonant tone.”

Opera

 

“…Jihoon Kim as Ferrando, resplendent in white tie and tails and rock-solid vocally.”

Seen and Heard International



DISCOGRAPHY

Berlioz Les Troyens (role of Hector’s Ghost)
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Bryan Hymel
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Antonio Pappano
Opus Arte DVD OA 1097 D/ Blu Ray OA BD7113 D

Meyerbeer Robert Le Diable (role of Chevalier / Priest)
Patrizia Ciofi, Marina Poplavskaya, Bryan Hymel, John Relyea
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Daniel Oren
Opus Arte DVD OA 1106 D / Blu Ray OA BD 7121 D

Verdi Les vêpres siciliennes (role of Robert)
Lianna Haroutounian, Bryan Hamel, Michael Volle, Erwin Schrott
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Antonio Pappano
Warner Classics DVD 2564616434 / Blu Ray 2564616431

AUDIO / VIDEO
Jihoon Kim sings Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 14 - Reply of the Zaparogue Cossacks