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Young Bok Kim, bass

The commanding bass, Young Bok Kim, has recently dazzled audiences and critics as in the title role of Attila, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Colline in La bohème, Massimiliano in I Masnadieri, Nilakantha in Lakmé, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, all with Sarasota Opera.  He returns to Sarasota Opera to sing Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Timur in Turandot for the 2012-2013 fall and winter season. 

Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Emmy Award through New York City Opera production of Madama Butterfly which was broadcasted nationwide

Young Bok Kim made his New York City Opera debut as Colline in La bohème, Zuniga in Carmen, Bonze in Madama Butterfly and has been heard as Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Opera New Jersey, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Dallas Opera, Banquo in Macbeth with Utah Opera, Seneca in L'incoronazione di Poppea with Opera North, Mephistopheles in Faust with Opera New Jersey, as the Marquis de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites with Juilliard Opera Center; and as Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Colline in La bohème, and the Sacristan in Tosca with Aspen Opera Theater Center.  Silva in Ernani with Opera Boston. Ramfis in Aida with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra; Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor with National Opera of Korea and Nashville Opera; Timur in Turandot with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Nevada Opera; Courtois in Leoncavallo's Zaza, and Robin in Mascagni's Guglielmo Ratcliff with Teatro Grattacielo; the Old Hebrew in Samson et Dalila with El Paso Opera; as Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera North.    

A native of Seoul, Korea, bass, Young Bok Kim obtained his bachelors and masters degrees in music from Chung-Ang University in Korea. He received his masters degree and professional studies certificate from the Mannes College of Music and continued further music studies at the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center.