Soprano Zoe Chunghui Kim has been celebrated as an artist with special voice color and ample expressivity. While her broad performance experience spans a variety of styles from Baroque to Contemporary music, her passion and signature roles are from the works of Verdi and Puccini.
In 2021 May, Dr. Kim presented her research on Puccini’s Edgar and its heroine Fidelia. She successfully performed Fidelia’s main arias and scenes.
Ms. Kim sang at well-known venues around the world including the Carnegie Hall, National Opera America Center, and Seoul Arts Center.
In 2021, she has been selected as the first prize winner of the MAP International Music Competition and also awarded first place in the 2021 Forte International Competition. She was also given the Distinction Award of the Metropolitan International Vocal Competition in 2018.
Dr. Kim attended various programs such as the IVAI New York, Martina Arroyo Foundation Program, and Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Program where she sang as Fiordiligi (Così fan Tutte), Musetta (La bohème), Mimi (La bohème), and Countess (Le nozze di Figaro).
As a young artist scholarship recipient at the Butler Opera Center for three years, she made several main role debuts. Her 2018-2019 season began as Vitellia ( La Clemenza di Tito , cover) and she also portrayed Tatiana ( Eugene Onegin ) with the baton of James Conlon. Her other credits with the BOC include Donna Elvira ( Don Giovanni ), Governess ( The Turn of the Screw ), and Countess ( Le nozze di Figaro , Cancelled for COVID-19).
She also performed critical roles in Guilio Cesare, Die Fledermaus, Hansel and Gretel, and Suor Angelica.
She recently earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts at UT Austin studying under the tutelage of Darlene Wiley. She holds her Master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Mignon Dunn.
She is currently singing based in Austin, Texas.