Sae Kyung Rim – sopran
Ms. Rim graduated from Hanyang University in Seoul in 1998 and later went on to complete a singing degree at Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. At the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, she received her masters in Opera Performance.
Among her several accomplishments in international singing competitions, she is most proud of having won the Vercelli Giambattista Viotti Competition.
Her debut in Donizetti’s “Parisina” was made at Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo. Shortly thereafter Ms. Rim performed in multiple produtions at Teatro degli Arcimboldi and Teatro alla Scala, for example: “Dialogues des Carmelites”, “Rinaldo”, “Elektra”, and “La Bohème”, conducted by Riccardo Muti, Ottavio Dantone, Semyon Bychkov, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, and Niksa Bareza.
Ms. Rim’s debut of the title role in “Madama Butterfly” was made at Teatro Coccia in Novara. Performances in the role of Echo in “Ariadne auf Naxos” followed at the Teatro alla Scala, conducted by Jaffrey Tate, at the Stadttheater in Bolzano and the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, conducted by Arthur Fagen.
She opened the Teatro alla Scala 2006/2007 season as Priestess in “Aida” under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. In December 2006 she interpreted Liù in “Turandot” at the Teatro Comunale in Alessandria. In April and May 2007 she was Barena in “Jenufa” by Janacek at Teatro alla Scala.
At the BBC Cardiff Opera Singer of the World in 2007 she was proud representation for South Korea.
In November 2007 she sang Fiordiligi in “Così Fan Tutte” at the Teatro alla Scala and at the Piccolo Teatro Streheler. Five months later she performed in the “Trittico” at the Teatro alla Scala under Maestro Riccardo Chailly.
Her next engagement as Cio Cio San came in February 2009 at Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia. Performances of “Aida” followed at Teatro alla Scala, conducted by Daniel Baremboim, including a tour in Israel and Japan.
As Leonora in “La Forza del Destino” at Sejong Teather in Seoul Ms. Rim was seen in November 2009. The next engagement in May and June 2010 was the interpretation of the lead role in Aida at Stadttheater in Klagenfurt, Austria. Her performance of Margherita in Boito’s “Mefistofele” at the Opera House in Seoul followed in October.
In December 2010 she had a lead role in the Opera Gala Concert at the Opera House under Maestro Myung-Whung Chung. Ms. Rim’s debut in the lead role of the “Tosca” in Sejong Teather in Seoul occured in April of 2011. Immediately thereafter she interpreted Madame Lidoine in “Les Dialogues des Carmelites” at Opera House in Seoul. In October 2011 she interpreted Amelia in “Un Ballo in Maschera” at the Opera House in Seoul.
Aktuella och kommande engagemang
|Mar 16||Madama Butterfly||Cio-Cio-San||Bergen National Opera||C: Xian Zhang; D: Michieletto|
|Feb 16||Madama Butterfly||Cio-Cio-San||Trondheim Symfoniorkester||C: Xian Zhang; D: Michieletto|
|Dec 15||La forza del destino||Donna Leonora||Teatro Filarmonico, Verona||C: Wellber; D: Pier Francesco Maestrini|
|Jun-Sep 15||Aida||Aida||Fondazione Arena di Verona||C: A Battistoni / Wellber / Oren; D: Zeffirelli|
|May 15||Madama Butterfly||Cio-Cio-San||Ópera de Las Palmas||C: Eric Hull; D: Pontiggia|
|Jan-Apr 15||Madama Butterfly||Cio-Cio-San||Wiener Staatsoper||C: Auguin; D: J Gielen|
|Nov 14||Aida||Aida||Münchener Staatstheater||C: Brandstätter; D: Torsten Fischer|
|Jun 14||Aida||NoRole it||Münchener Staatstheater||C: Comin; D: Torsten Fischer|
|Oct-Nov 13||Aida||Sacerdotessa||Teatro alla Scala, Milano||C: Noseda; D: Zeffirelli|