Korean born Alfred Kim was a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt from 2008 - 2013, where he made a name for himself with Verdi roles including Henri (Les Vêpres siciliennes), Ismaele (Nabucco), Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) and Alfredo (La traviata), and enjoyed great success with Rodolfo (La Bohème), Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Cavaradossi (Tosca) and Manrico (Il trovatore). He returned to Frankfurt this season to sing Loris Ipanow in last season's new production of Giordano's Fedora which is followed by Radamés in this new production of Aida, a role he sings at the Müpa in Budapest and has sung at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and opera houses in Seville, Madrid and Rome, and the title role in Verdi's Otello. A regular guest at leading opera houses around the world: he has sung Don Carlos at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, in Frankfurt and the Teatro Real in Madrid, where he returned to sing Mao Zedong in John Adams' Nixon in China. He sang Manrico at the Met in New York and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Calaf at the Deutsche and Staatsoper in Berlin, the Vienna State Opera and Hong Kong Opera, Andrea Chénier in Seville and Chile, Pollione (Norma) and Ernani at the Ópera de Las Palmas in the Grand Canaries, Don José (in concert) in Tokyo and Canio (Pagliacci) at the Hamburg State Opera. He studied in Seoul, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe and started his career as a member of the ensembles at the Staatstheaters in Kassel and Wiesbaden. Alfred Kim has won many prizes and awards and taught at the Kyung Hee University in Seoul from 2013 - 2018.