Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Young Woo Kim


This season, Young Woo Kim makes his debut as Erik Der fliegende Holländer at Die Felsenbühne Festspiele 2022, a role he later repeats at Oper Köln where he is in the permanent ensemble. Other upcoming roles at Oper Köln include Hylas Les Troyens; later in the season he sings Bacchus Ariadne aux Naxos at Garsington Opera and Radames Aida at Theater Bielefeld.


Mr Kim began his professional career as a member of the Studio at Oper Koeln in Season 2017/18 during which time he sang First Prisoner Fidelio, Pong Turandot, Mr Crook Candide, Gastone La Traviata, and Ein Jüngerin Die Gezeichneten.  Becoming principal tenor in the ensemble in Season 2018/19, further roles include Fenton Falstaff, Toniolo Uccellatori, Second Officer Die Soldaten, Mambre Mosé in Egitto, Daniel Buchanan Street Scene, Steersman Tristan und Isolde, Pong Turandot, Prince Das Land des Lächelns (also in Essen) and more recently Don Jose Carmen, Siegmund Die Walkure fur jung und alt, title role Faust and Hoffegut Die Vögel.