Kihoon HAN

Bass-Baritone

Biography

Bass-Baritone Kihoon Han completed his Bachelor of Arts at the "Korean University of Arts" in Seoul, South Korea, between 2006 and 2013. In October 2016, Kihoon continued with his studies at the "Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst" in Mannheim, Germany. There he first completed his Master, followed by his exam in Opera Singing.

 

He already gave his musical debut in 2006 in Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" in the role of "Sprecher" at the "Arts Center" Seoul. In 2017, Kihoon performed the role of Don Alfonso in Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" in Ludwigshafen and Neustadt, Germany. Further engagements led him to Seoul and Mannheim.

 

His repertoire include the solo bass roles in Händel's "Messiah", Dulcamara ("L'elisier d'amore), Don Alfonso ("Cosi fan tutte"), Antonio ("Le Nozze di Figaro"), Tod ("Kaiser von Atlantis"), Dr. Grenvil ("La Traviata"), Marchese d'Obigny ("La Traviata"), 5th Jew ("Salome"), Orlik ("Mazeppa"), Farid ("Border"), Paolo Orsini ("Rienzi"), Collatinus ("The Rape of Lucretia").

 

During 2018-2020 Kihoon Han was member of the opera studio at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. From April 2020 until July 2020 he was engaged as guest artist at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. Due to the corona pandemic all performances got cancelled. Starting July 2021 he will be performing as Escamillo in "Carmen" with the Junge Oper Schloss Weikersheim.

 

Han is winner of various competitions, including 1st price at the Korea Opera Competition (2006), the finalist price at the Concorso Lirico Internazionale "Giacinto Prandelli" (2017), and the finalist price at DIOA (2019).

 

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