Jaeil Kim, who joined the Opera Studio at Oper Frankfurt in 2017/18, made his house debut singing Thibault in Les Vêpres siciliennes, which was followed by roles in two new productions: Capriccio, Aus einem Totenhaus / From the House of the Dead and revivals of La sonnambula and Adriana Lecouvreur. This season his roles include Rodrigo in Otello and 2nd Shepherd in Daphne. This tenor, from Seoul, studied at Hanyang University in his city of birth, and the University for Music and Theatre in Munich, where roles included Ippolito in Paisiello's Der eingebildete Sokrates / Conceited Socrates. He enjoyed great success appearing in other Academy productions, including Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Eurimaco), Jost's Die arabische Nacht / The Arabian Night (Karpati), Carmen (Dancaïro) and Silent Songs into the Wild, and evening of works by Schubert. He made his debut at the KBS Hall in Seoul singing Alfredo in La traviata. Concert work has included Handel's Messiah and Haydn's Theresienmesse.