The South Korean bass-baritone Pilgoo Kang joined the Opera Studio at Oper Frankfurt in the 2019/20 season, during which he appeared in the new production of Manon Lescaut, Křenek's Das geheime Königreich / The Secret Kingdom and as a Monk in Verdi's Don Carlos. The corona situation prevented him from singing his role in Salome again and taking part in Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher, a new production of Henze's Der Prinz von Homburg and La forza del destino. He graduated from Seoul National University and appeared on stage whilst still a student many times, in roles including Leporello and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni) and Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor, in concert). He made his professional debut singing Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro) in der Sowol Art Hall in Seoul. During the 2020/21 season he can be heard as a Notary in a new productionn of Don Pasquale, a Soldier in Salome and Sciarrone in Tosca. He has taken part in many masterclasses, including ones held by his mentor, Kwangchul Youn.