About the Artist:
Eun Sun Kim makes her North American debut with these performances of La traviata. Other important operatic debuts this season are at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (Hansel and Gretel) and Zurich Opera (Carmen). She will return to Semperoper Dresden (Rigoletto), Berlin State Opera (Ariadne auf Naxos), Bergen National Opera (The Flying Dutchman) and Frankfurt Opera (La sonnambula). Concert engagements will lead her to Aarhus, Oslo, Malmö, and Bergen. Last season led her back to the Royal Opera Stockholm with The Barber of Seville and the Berlin State Opera with Madama Butterfly, Ariadne auf Naxos, and La traviata; she also conducted The Marriage of Figaro at the Toulon Opera and a new production of Carmen at the Den Norske Opera in Oslo. Additionally, she conducted concerts with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. In the 2015–16 season, she made her successful debuts at the Royal Opera Stockholm with Madama Butterfly, at the Sempreroper Dresden with La bohème, at Berlin State Opera with Un ballo in maschera and at the Cologne Opera with a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor. A the Frankfurt Opera, she conducted Lehár’s Graf von Luxemburg andWagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Eun Sun Kim studied composition and conducting in Seoul and continued her training in Stuttgart where she graduated with distinction. Immediately after graduation she was awarded first prize in the International Jesús López-Cobos Opera Conducting Competition.