Kangmin Justin Kim
Korean-American countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim’s recent engagements include his Paris debut as Prince Orlofsky in “Die Fledermaus” By Johann Strauss at Opéra Comique conducted by Marc Minkowsi, Oreste in Jacques Offenbach’s “La Belle Hélène” at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Sesto in “La clemenza di Tito” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Montpellier, Cherubino in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” and the title role in the world premiere of the opera “Pym” in Heidelberg, Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo in Giessen, Sesto in Georg Friedrich Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” at the Oak Park Handel Festival, Menelao in Francesco Cavalli's “Elena” in Montpellier, Angers, Nantes, and Rennes, Enea in Leonardo Vinci’s “Didone abbandonata” and his solo recital “Gelosia” at the Rococo Theatre Schwetzingen, and a Handel concert at Styriarte in Graz.
Upcoming engagements include Nerone in “L’incoronazione di Poppea” and Speranza in “L’Orfeo” both by Claudio Monteverdi in Barcelona, Leipzig, Edinburgh, Luzern, Berlin, Los Angeles and New York conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” in Glyndebourne under the musical direction of William Christie, Antonio Vivaldis “Arsilda” in Bratislava, Caen, Lille, Luxembourg, Versailles and Dijon, Speranza in Monteverdi's “L'Orfeo” in Dijon and Romeo in Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s “Giulietta e Romeo” in Schwetzingen.
Kangmin Justin Kim was born in South Korea and grew up in Chicago. He studied voice, opera, and musical theater at Northwestern University in Evanston and the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Justin is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Les Azuriales Prize, the International Innsbruck Singing Competition for Baroque Opera, the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, the Michael Head Song Prize, the Prix Mermod, and the Stuart Burrows International Voice Award.
As of June 2017