Young Woo Kim


In his second season as a principal tenor in the ensemble at Cologne Opera, Young Woo Kim begins the 2019 – 2020 season in the role of Don Jose Carmen and later sings the Prince Das Land des Lächelns, as well as appearing in concerts and recitals throughout the season.  Highlights of the artist’s 2018-19 season include Fenton Falstaff, Toniolo Gli Uccellatori, Second Officer Die Soldaten, and Mambre Mosé in Egitto. 

Woo began his career in the Cologne Opera studio where over two seasons he appeared in roles like The First Prisoner Fidelio, Pong Turandot, Mr. Crook Candide, Gastone La Traviata, and Ein Jüngerin Die Gezeichneten before graduating to the ensemble. The local media, Kölner Stadt-Anzieger, praised his “magnificent voice.”