Meet the Region Finalists: Kidon Choi

Kidon Choi

Baritone Age 28

Region Finals Repertoire

Hai gia vinta la causa------Le Nozze di Figaro------Mozart                                                                  È sogno? o realtà------Falstaff------Verdi
Eri tu------Un Ballo in Maschera------Verdi
Vision fugitive------Hérodiade------Massenet                                                                          Heiterkeit und Fröhlichkeit------Der Wildschütz------Lortzing

Opera idols: Tell us a little bit more about yourself.

Kidon Choi: I am from Seoul, South Korea and did my undergrad in music at Hanyang Univ. in Korea, in voice performance. I am now a Master student at Manhattan School of Music.

OI: When did you know you wanted to be an opera singer?  

KC: When I started to study voice for being an opera singer.

OI: Do you remember the first opera you saw?

KC: Rigoletto is the first opera that I saw. That opera influenced me to become an opera singer.

OI: What roles have you performed?  Any opera houses you would like to perform at?

KC: I performed Rodomonte from Orlando Paladino, Peter from Hänsel und Gretel, Rigoletto from Rigoletto, Amonasro from Aida, and Germont from La Traviata. I would like to perform Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera House.