South Korean tenor Jaeil Kim joined the ensemble of Theater Coburg in autumn 2022. His roles in his first season included Tamino in children’s Zauberflöte, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor, Prince Gvidon The Golden Cockerel, Mister X in the operetta Zirkusprinzessin and the tenor solo in Honegger’s King David. His new roles in the current season include Malcolm Macbeth, Camille de Rosillon Die lustige Witwe, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni and the leading tenor role Fred Graham/ Petruchio Kiss me, Kate.
In summer 2022 he performed Tamino Die Zauberföte with Opernspiele Munot in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He appeared with Tiroler Festspielen in Erl as Besenbinder Königskinder. In his hometown Seoul he sang Alfredo La Traviata and Conte Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He performed Roberto Maria Stuarda at Mittelsächsischen Theater Freiberg and Ferrando Cosi fan tutte at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg.
2017-2019 Jaeil Kim was a member of the opera studio at Oper Frankfurt and has continued to perform appear there as a guest. His repertoire in Frankfurt has included Tamino, Conte Almaviva, Belmonte and Pedrillo in children’s Zauberflöte, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Dritter Jude Salome, Rodrigo Otello, Thibault Les Vêpres siciliennes, Remendado Carmen, Il maestro di ballo Manon Lescaut, Poisson Adriana Lecouvreur, Tinca and Amante Il Tabarro, Hirt Daphne, Besenbinder Königskinder, Hirt Daphne, Kedrill/ Schauspieler Aus einem Totenhaus, Eurymachos in Dallapiccola’s Ulisse, a.o.
Jaeil Kim studied acting before his vocal studies at Hanyang University Seoul and at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. He obtained his Master’s degree in 2017. In student productions he sang Ippolito in Paisiello‘s Der eingebildete Sokrates, Eurimaco in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Karpati in Jost‘s Die arabische Nacht and Dancairo Carmen. His concert repertoire includes Bach’s Matthäus-Passion and Weihnachtsoratorium, Händel's Messiah, Monteverdi’s Vespers, Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater, Haydn's Theresienmesse, Bruckner‘s Messe Nr. 3 and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle.