Bass-baritone Kihwan Sim, a popular member of the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since 2012/13, can be heard this season as Capellio in a new production of Rossini's Bianca e Falliero, Tiridate in Radamisto, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Escamillo in Carmen and Leporello in Don Giovanni. This Korean singer has enjoyed great success singing other new roles at Oper Frankfurt, including Verdi's Lodovico (Otello), Ferrando (Il trovatore), Jean Procida (Les vêpres siciliennes) and, in concert, Oberto and Don Ruy Gomez de Silva in Ernani. He has also thrilled audiences here with Mozart's Figaro and Leporello, Rodolfo (La sonnambula), Sir Giorgio (I puritani), Gottardo (La gazza ladra), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Méphistophélès (La damnation de Faust), Escamillo (Carmen) and Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress). He recently sang Escamillo at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen and returned to the Met in New York, where he made his debut as Colline in La Bohème, for Masetto in Don Giovanni. Kihwan Sim has performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Cologne Opera, the Staatsoper in Budapest, Savonlinna Opera Festival, in the KNUA Concert Hall in Seoul, the Korean Broadcasting Company's Arts Hall and Nice Opera. He studied in Seoul and Hamburg and enjoyed success at international competitions including the Concours Régine Crespin in Paris and Mirjam Helin Competition in Helsinki.