Sabina Kim - Mezzo-soprano
A former finalist in the inaugural Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition in Catania, Italy, 3rd prize from Sarzana “Spiros Argiris” International Vocal Competition, Itlay, Honorary Mention from Panama Rivelas Opera Competition and a regional finalist in The Metropolitan National Council Auditions, this Korean-born mezzo-soprano Sabina Kim was most recently seen making her début at the Daegu International Opera Festival as Amneris of Aïda by Verdi and at the famed Royal Albert Hall as Suzuki in Raymond Gubbay’s beloved, in-the-round production of Madama Butterfly by Puccini. Other engagements also include notable début: as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Requiem by Mack Wilberg with the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall; Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde by Wagner with Bogota Symphony Orchestra in Colombia.
As a former soprano, Sabina’s engagements include the title role of Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly by Puccini with Sarasota Opera, Leonora in Il Trovatore by Verdi with Opera North, Donna Elvira from Don Giovanni and Erste Dame from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart.
She is joining the 2016-2017 season production of Roméo et Juliette by Gounod with Korea National Opera as Gertrude in December 2016.
She has been heard in numerous concerts and recitals throughout Korea and New York in major halls including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Juilliard Paul Hall and Busan Cultural Center Hall.
Sabina holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School, where her performances included Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw and Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring by Britten. She also holds bachelor of Music Degree and Professional Studies Diploma in Voice from Mannes College The New School for Music, where her roles included Die Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni by Mozart.Additional roles performed include Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro and Dorabella in Così fan Tutte by Mozart at the Aspen Music Festival.