Kyungmook Yum
Baritone | Resumè

Kyungmook Yum is a graduate of the Juilliard Opera Center in Manhattan. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Seoul University and received his Artist Diploma from Southern Methodist University. Possessing a voice of great power and rare beauty, Mr. Yum is perfect for the great roles written for the Verdi baritone.

His repertoire includes such roles as Germont in La Traviata, Valentin in Faust, Marcello in La Boheme, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Figaro in
Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Figaro in Il Barbiere di Seville.

Mr. Yum has been the recipient of many awards including First Prize in the Korean Musician’s Association Competition, National Opera Association Competition, Palm Beach Opera Competition and he also received the Third Place Award from the Altamura Enrico Caruso International Competition.
He was also a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions and received a study grant.

Since 2004, he has been a member of the New York City Opera, where he has sung such roles as Schaunard in La Boheme, Masetto in Don Giovanni, and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly.

On August 4, 2007, Mr. Yum sang the role of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Metro Lyric Opera under the direction of Anton Coppola.

This past season at the New York City Opera his roles included El Dancairo in Carmen, Schaunard in La Boheme, The Master of Ceremonies in Cendrillon, and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, which was telecast on March 20th on PBS.

In January 2008, he sang the role of Michonnet in Adriana Lecouvreur with Opera in the Heights in Houston. Future engagements include the role of Germont in La Traviata and the bass solo in the Beethoven Ninth Symphony at the Seoul National Arts Center. In June 2008 he sang the role of Amonasro in Aida with the New Rochelle Opera and in October 2008 he will sing the role of Ping in Turandot with the Dayton Opera.

Kyungmook Yum Resumé


Oct. 2008 Ping (Turandot) Dayton Opera
June 2008 Amonasro (Aida) New Rochelle Opera
Mar. 2008 Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterly) N.Y. City Opera - Telecast on PBS Live from Lincoln Center
Jan. 2008 Michonnet (Adriana Lecouvreur) Opera in the Heights
Oct. 2007 Le Surintendant des Plaisirs (Cendrillion) N.Y. City Opera
Sept. 2007 Dancairo (Carmen) N.Y. City Opera
Aug. 2007 Figaro (The Barber of Seville) Metro Lyric Opera, N.J.
May 2007 Vox 2007 showcasing American composers (Airline Icarus, Nannan) N.Y. City Opera
Feb. 2007 Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) N.Y. City Opera
Sep. 2006 Schaunard (La Boheme) N.Y. City Opera
Apr. 2006 Masetto (Don Giovanni) N.Y. City Opera
Nov. 2005 Baobab, Hunter, Star (The Little Princess) N.Y. City Opera
Oct. 2005 Sciarrone (Tosca) N.Y. City Opera
Sep. 2005 Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) N.Y. City Opera
Mar. 2005 Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) N.Y. City Opera
Sep. 2004 Shepherd (Daphne) N.Y. City Opera
Jul. 2004 Figaro (The Barber of Seville) Seoul City Opera
Mar. 2003 Germont (La Traviata) Korean Art Center
Oct. 2002 Marceilo (La Boheme) Western Opera Theater
Feb. 2002 Valentin (Faust) El Paso Opera
Jun. 2000 Monterone (Rigoletto) San Francisco Merola Opera
May 2000 Figaro (The Barber of Seville) Natchez Opera
Sep. 1999 Germont (La Traviata) El Paso Opera
Jun. 1999 Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) Teatro Felice NY
Sep. 1998 Marcello (La Boheme) Lieder-kranz Foundation
Oct. 1996 Pantaloon (The Love for Three Orange) Juilliard Opera Center
Apr. 1995 Bailli (Werther) Juilliard Opera Center
Oct. 1994 Dancairo (Carmen) Palm Beach Opera
Mar. 1994 Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi) S.M.U. Opera
Oct. 1993 Papageno (Magic Flute) S.M.U. Opera
Nov. 1989 Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) Korean National Opera
Nov. 1998 Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) Seoul National University

Orchestra Works

Dec. 2005 Rossini Stabat Mater Taegon Symphony Orchestra
Dec. 2004 Handel Messiah Seoul Civic Orchestra
Nov. 2004 Dvorak Te Deum Suwon Symphony Orchestra
Dec. 2003 Beethoven Ninth Symphony Pucheon Symphony Orchestra
May 2002 Brahms German Requiem Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Apr. 2001 Mendelssohn Elijah Palisades Korean Church of NJ
Jul. 1996 Ravel  Don Quichotte à Dulcinée Music Academy of the West Orchestra


Juilliard Opera Center, Young Artist 1994-1996
Southern Methodist University, AD, 1992-1994
Seoul National University, BM, 1985-1989

Awards Received

1998 Liederkranz Voice Competition, Study Grant
1997 Licia Albanese Voice Competition, Study Grant
1996 Metropolitan Opera National Finalist
1996 Palm Beach Opera Competition, First Place
1994 Altamura Enrico Caruso Competition, Third Place
1993 National Opera Competition, First Place
1993 Dallas Opera Guild Competition, First Place
1992 Fort Woth Opera Compeition, First Place
1989 Korean Musicians Association, First Place

Role Preparation

Frank (Die Tote Stadt)
Rigoletto (Rigoletto)