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Duke Kim
Duke Kim


European management with Askonas Holt General management with Magnum Opus

About Duke

Tenor Duke Kim is a Second-Place Winner of Operalia (2022), Second-Place Winner at the inaugural Juan Pons International Singing Competition (2022), Grand Finals Winner of The Metropolitan Opera Eric and
Dominique Laffont Competition (2021), and a recent graduate of the Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera.

In 23/24 Duke makes debuts with Irish National Opera and Berkshire Opera Festival in Faust (Title Role), Pittsburgh Opera in La traviata (Alfredo), returns to Washington National Opera for Roméo et Juliette (Roméo), and Seattle Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera for Il barbiere di Siviglia (Il Conte d'Almaviva). On the concert stage he makes his South American debut at Teatro Colón in Messiah, gives a solo recital at the Korean Music Association and a duet recital with mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven at Seattle

Last season he made debuts with Seattle Opera in La traviata (Alfredo); The Glimmerglass Festival, Florentine Opera, and Opera San Antonio in Roméo et Juliette (Roméo); The Atlanta Opera in Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio); and returned to Palm Beach Opera for Così fan tutte (Ferrando). On the concert
stage he debuted with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in Messiah.

21/22 engagements included Come Home: A Celebration of Return (soloist), Carmen (Le Remendado), and a workshop of Jeanine Tesori’s new opera Grounded (Eric) at Washington National Opera. He also returned
to Palm Beach Opera for The Merry Widow (Count Camille de Rosillon) and gave a solo recital with pianist Kyle Naig in Myrtle Beach, NC. On the concert stage he debuted with the National Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Noseda in Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem and Eine kleine Freimaurer-Kantate, and Bach Magnificat, The Santa Fe Symphony for A Night at the Opera, and Grant Park Music Festival in Haydn Creation. In the 20/21 season, Duke returned to The Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist, where he performed in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), covered in Eugene Onegin (Lensky), and appeared as a guest soloist on Angel Blue in Concert (Act IV duet from La bohème). Additional Artist training programs include Wolf Trap Opera’s Studio Program and Palm Beach Opera‘s Benenson Young Artist Program.

He is a graduate of Chapman University and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. During his studies, he performed in L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino), Gianni Schicchi (Rinuccio), Little Women (Laurie), and La Finta Giardiniera (Count Belfiore). Additional

Duke is based in California, United States
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23/24 Season Highlights

Feb 2023 - Feb 2023
Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach Opera Cosi Fan Tutti (Ferrando)
Apr 2023 - May 2023
Seattle, United States
Seattle Opera La Traviata (Alfredo Germont)
Jun 2023 - Aug 2023
Cooperstown, New York
The Glimmerglass Festival Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)