Kyungil Ko

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Biography

South Korean Kyungil Ko had his first European engagement at the Opera Massy from 2005-08 and then he moved on to Opéra Theátre de Besancon.
From 2008-10 he was part of the Junges Ensemble at Hamburger Staatsoper. He was reinvited to sing with the ensemble after 2010, where he also guested Osnabrück and Theater Dessau where he was a regular guest in the period 2011-13. In the period 2013-17 he has performed repeatedly at the opera houses in Hamburg, Darmstadt, Wiesbaden,Theater Osnabrück and Theater Dessau. In addition he has had numerous engagements in France, including the Opera en plein Air in Paris. From 2017 he is member of the soloist ensemble at the Royal Opera Copenhagen, where he will sing Monterone RIGOLETTO and Ashby FANCIULLA DEL WEST a.o. in his first season.

Kyungil Ko has performed a wide range of roles on stage including:
Zarastro DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Don Bartolo LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Don Alfonso COSI FAN TUTTE, Don Basilio IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Dulcamara L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Colline LA BOHEME, Angelotti TOSCA, Zuniga CARMEN, Kilian DER FREISCHÜTZ, Ramphis AÏDA, Mephistofele FAUST, Nikitich BORIS GODUNOV and König Marke TRISTAN UND ISOLDE. He has performed with conductors like Simone Young, Donimique Trottein, Lawrence Foster and Tugan Sokhiev.

Kyungil Ko has won prices in several important competitions; 1. Prize in Concours de International de Marmende, France, 1. Prize in Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). He was finalist in the Montserrat Caballe International Competition twice and and reached the same result in the VERDI Competition, Bussetto, Itlay. Finally he came second in both the Concours international de L'opera Marseille and Concours international de Vivonne, France.

Kyungil Ko received his first musical education in Korea. He continued his studies in Marseille and participated in master classes with Mady Mesplé, Christa Ludwig, Kurt Moll and Michael Schade. He has studied with Tom Krause, Harald Stamm and Yvonne Minton.

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