Jaewoo Kim

Tenor

Management: Australasia

Faust, NBR New Zealand Opera
“Kim presented a strong yet enigmatic Faust, with beautifully crafted arias and fine stage presence.”
Richard Hardie, Capital Times, 2006

Die Zauberflöte, Opera Australia
“Jaewoo Kim’s Tamino was perhaps the most all round impressive of the individual performances – superbly sang and acted with a nice air of princely condescension coupled with real ardour in, for instance, the portrait aria.”
David Gyger, Opera Opera, February 2004 

Lakmé,Canterbury Opera
“The lyrical, unforced tenor of Jaewoo Kim was completely at home in the high French tessitura, with no discernible excursions into falsetto. His big number, ‘Fantasie auz divins mensonges’ and only slightly less demanding cantilena ‘Ah! viens dans le forêt profonde’ were exquisitely despatched and warmly received.”
John Pattinson, Opera Opera, September 2003

Born in Korea, Jaewoo Kim moved to Australia in 1990 to study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He completed his Bachelor of Music and post-graduate diploma at the Canberra School of Music, and was the winner of Opera Foundation’s Metropolitan Opera Award and the McDonalds Aria in 2000. Jaewoo was a member of Opera Australia's Young Artists Program in 1998 and a principal artist with the company from 2000 - 2006.

From 2007-2012 Jaewoo was based in the United Kingdom where his engagements included the roles of the Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier) and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor)  for English National Opera; Lensky (Eugene Onegin) for English Touring Opera; the Duke (Rigoletto) for Opera Holland Park in London; Harlequin in Tarik O'Regan’s The Heart of Darkness at Linbury Theatre Covent Garden; Tamino (The Magic Flute)  for Lyric Opera Productions in Dublin; Alfredo (La Traviata)  for Longborough Opera, Societa Filarmonia in Croatia and in Udine, Italy; Tamino (The Magic Flute), Ferrando (Così fan tutte)  and Orphée (Orphée aux enfers)  for Diva Opera in the UK and on tour in Europe. His concerts included The Dream of Gerontius with London Mozart Players and Oriana Choir at the Barbican. 

During this time Jaewoo also made return visits to Australia to sing the role of Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for Opera Australia in Melbourne, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra which was subsequently released on CD by ABC Classics, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 and Messiah with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. 

Now living in Sydney, recent performances include Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for NBR New Zealand Opera, Messiah with Tasmaniian Symphony Orchestra, Verdi Requiem for Nottingham Harmonic Choir and Sydney Intervarsity Choral Festival, a Gala Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Favourites in Korea, Opera in the Vineyard at Ballandean Estate Winery, Count Almaviva in Opera Queensland’s The Adventures of Figaro, Christmas concerts for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 2 for Auckland Choral Society and his return to Opera Queensland to perform Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville. In 2017 Jaewoo’s engagements include a new opera, The Bone Feeder, for New Zealand Opera at the Auckland Arts Festival and Rossini Stabat Mater with Sydney Philharmonia.

Other notable engagements include Tamino (The Magic Flute), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) and Gerald (Lakmé) for Opera Australia and Canterbury Opera, NZ, Arbace in a touring production of Idomeneo in Italy, Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and the title role in Faust for New Zealand Opera and Rodolfo (La bohème) for Wellington National Opera. As a principal artist with Opera Australia, his roles included Rodolfo (La bohème), Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Jacquino (Fidelio), Arbace (Idomeneo), Nathanaël (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Gastone (La Traviata) and Beppe (Pagliacci) 

Jaewoo’s additional concert engagements include the role of Cassio in Otello and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Messiah with Sydney Philharmonia and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s The Creation for Opera Queensland, Haydn’s Nelson Mass for Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Shepherd/Sailor (Tristan and Isolde) for Queensland Music Festival, Opera in the Vineyard in Queensland and a lunchtime recital broadcast on ABC Radio. His ever expanding choral repertoire includes the masses of Schubert and Haydn and Mendelssohn's Elijah for Canberra Choral Society, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 for the Canberra National Multicultural Festival, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Korea, Handel’s Messiah at Sydney Town Hall and Llewellyn Hall, Bach's St. John Passion, Britten’s Spring Symphony and Janácěk's Glagolitic Mass for the Llewellyn Choir. He has also performed with the Korean Philharmonic Choir at Sydney Town Hall and with Ensemble XXI in Sakhalin and Moscow in Russia under the baton of Lygia O'Riordan.

 

Jaewoo Kim is managed by Sarah Thomas:  sarah.thomas@artsmanagement.com.au
and
Sarah Hollowaysarah@artsmanagement.com.au
February 2017
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Born in Korea, Jaewoo Kim moved to Australia in 1990 to study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He completed his Bachelor of Music and post-graduate diploma at the Canberra School of Music, and was the winner of Opera Foundation’s Metropolitan Opera Award and the McDonalds Aria in 2000. Jaewoo was a member of Opera Australia's Young Artists Program in 1998 and a principal artist with the company from 2000 - 2006.

 

From 2007-2012 Jaewoo was based in the United Kingdom where his engagements included the roles of the Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier) and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor)  for English National Opera; Lensky (Eugene Onegin) for English Touring Opera; the Duke (Rigoletto) for Opera Holland Park in London; Harlequin in Tarik O'Regan’s The Heart of Darkness at Linbury Theatre Covent Garden; Tamino (The Magic Flute)  for Lyric Opera Productions in Dublin; Alfredo (La Traviata)  for Longborough Opera, Societa Filarmonia in Croatia and in Udine, Italy; Tamino (The Magic Flute), Ferrando (Così fan tutte)  and Orphée (Orphée aux enfers)  for Diva Opera in the UK and on tour in Europe. His concerts included The Dream of Gerontius with London Mozart Players and Oriana Choir at the Barbican.

 

During this time Jaewoo also made return visits to Australia to sing the role of Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for Opera Australia in Melbourne, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra which was subsequently released on CD by ABC Classics, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 and Messiah with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

 

Now living in Sydney, recent performances include Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for NBR New Zealand Opera, Messiah with Tasmaniian Symphony Orchestra, Verdi Requiem for Nottingham Harmonic Choir and Sydney Intervarsity Choral Festival, a Gala Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Favourites in Korea, Opera in the Vineyard at Ballandean Estate Winery, Count Almaviva in Opera Queensland’s The Adventures of Figaro, Christmas concerts for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 2 for Auckland Choral Society and his return to Opera Queensland to perform Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville. In 2017 Jaewoo’s engagements include a new opera, The Bone Feeder, for New Zealand Opera at the Auckland Arts Festival and Rossini Stabat Mater with Sydney Philharmonia.

Other notable engagements include Tamino (The Magic Flute), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) and Gerald (Lakmé) for Opera Australia and Canterbury Opera, NZ, Arbace in a touring production of Idomeneo in Italy, Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and the title role in Faust for New Zealand Opera and Rodolfo (La bohème) for Wellington National Opera. As a principal artist with Opera Australia, his roles included Rodolfo (La bohème), Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Jacquino (Fidelio), Arbace (Idomeneo), Nathanaël (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Gastone (La Traviata) and Beppe (Pagliacci).

 

Jaewoo’s additional concert engagements include the role of Cassio in Otello and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Messiah with Sydney Philharmonia and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s The Creation for Opera Queensland, Haydn’s Nelson Mass for Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Shepherd/Sailor (Tristan and Isolde) for Queensland Music Festival, Opera in the Vineyard in Queensland and a lunchtime recital broadcast on ABC Radio. His ever expanding choral repertoire includes the masses of Schubert and Haydn and Mendelssohn's Elijah for Canberra Choral Society, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 for the Canberra National Multicultural Festival, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Korea, Handel’s Messiah at Sydney Town Hall and Llewellyn Hall, Bach's St. John Passion, Britten’s Spring Symphony and Janácěk's Glagolitic Mass for the Llewellyn Choir. He has also performed with the Korean Philharmonic Choir at Sydney Town Hall and with Ensemble XXI in Sakhalin and Moscow in Russia under the baton of Lygia O'Riordan.