Matthew Sprizzo

Artists 2023-2024

 Cortigiani (Rigoletto)

dongwon piero kim

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic semistaged Tosca:
"The entrance of Scarpia is one of the most musically and theatrically powerful moments in all of the arts.  Dongwon Piero Kim seemed well-suited for this, but when he began singing it was clear that this portrayal was going far beyond any expectations.  His beautiful but equally dramatic baritone never failed to reach right to core of the matter.  This is a world-class voice.  He paced his theatrical performance as if it too were a piece of music, understanding the structure and the climaxes it needed.  The drama and sexual tension between Tosca and Scarpia was riveting."

Lucia di Lammermoor at Opera North:
"It has two star performances by Martellaro and Dongwon Piero Kim as Enrico Ashton, who bring not only power and a purity of line to vocally demanding roles but the kind of emotional conviction and truthfulness that sets the best opera singers apart.  Are they acting singers or singing actors?  They’re both, and you don’t want to miss them if you can help it…In the role of Enrico, Kim dominates with a baleful gaze, and a dark, resonant baritone with an edge of steel."  
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Valley News

"Baritone Dongwon Piero Kim proved a powerful presence vocally and theatrically as the self-serving brother Enrico."  


Donizetti's Maria Padilla, Opera Boston:
"The most vocal pleasure--indeed some of the best Donizetti baritone singing I have heard since Renato Bruson--stemmed from smooth, mellow-sounding Dongwon Piero Kim's Pedro, a credible romantic lead."
                                                                                                                                                               -David Shengold, Opera Magazine

"As Don Pedro, baritone Dongwon Piero Kim sang with sturdy, well-appointed darkness throughout his range."
                                                                                                                                                                                     -The Boston Globe

"As the King, baritone Dongwon Piero Kim sang in robust voice with a suitable authoritarian presence."
                                                                                                                                                               -The Boston Musical-Intelligencer

“Dongwon Piero Kim was a superb Giovanni, smooth and physically vital, vocally and musically stylish.  Kim’s performance of Giovanni’s window serenade was memorable in its sophisticated soulfulness.”
                                                                                                                                                                                          -The Boston Globe

 “Baritone Dongwon Piero Kim’s Boston debut as the general  Obrazzano was also a clear success; Kim’s baritone was rich and flexible—powerful  without becoming lumbering or overbearing.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                       -The Tech

“Baritone Dongwon Piero Kim (Obrazzano) interpreted the voluminous score nobly.  It would be especially lovely to see Kim again soon on a Boston stage.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         -The Boston Herald

“The booming baritone of Dongwon Piero Kim (was) a particular standout.”
                                                                                                                                                                                       -The Edge (Boston)

dongwon piero kim opera roles include:

Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles,

Korean National Opera


Title role RIGOLETTO, Korean National Opera

dongwon PIERO kim Biography

Title role GUILLAUME TELL, Korean

National Opera

Sois immobile from Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL, Korean National Opera (video):

BIZET:  Escamillo (Carmen), Zurga (Les pêcheurs de perles)

DONIZETTI:  Belcore (L'Elisir d'Amore), Don Pedro (Maria Padilla), Enrico (Lucia    di Lammermoor)

GOUNOD:  Valentin (Faust)

LEONCAVALLO:  Tonio (Pagliacci)

MASCAGNI:  Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana)

MOZART:  Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni

PUCCINI:  Marcello (La Bohème), Scarpia (Tosca), Ping (Turandot)

ROSSINI:  Guillaume Tell, Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Obrazzano (Tancredi)

STRAUSS:  Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus)

VERDI:   Germont (La Traviata), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Amonasro            (Aida), Rodrigo (Don Carlo), di Luna (Il Trovatore), Ezio (Attila), Don Carlo (La      forza del destino), Rigoletto

WEBER:  Ottokar (Der Freischütz)

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dongwon piero kim Press

Baritone Dongwon Piero Kim has portrayed a wide range of operatic roles in Italy, his native Korea and, increasingly, in the United States where he now resides. As member of the National Opera of Korea, he sang the title roles of Rossini's Guillaume Tell and Verdi's Rigoletto, Zurga in Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles, Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Amonasro in Verdi's Aida, Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème, Ping in the same composer’s Turandot, Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Belcore in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Ottokar in Weber’s Der Freischütz and Dr. Falke in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.   After a sensational European debut as Valentin in Gounod's Faust at Treviso’s Teatro Comunale, Italian engagements include Germont (Parma’sTeatro Regio), Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Milan’s Teatro Rosetum), Marcello and Rigoletto (Teatro Tortona), Rigoletto (Teatro Kursaal in Lignano Sabbiadoro).  American appearances include Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca in concert with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Don Pedro in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla and Obrazzano in Rossini’s Tancredi at Opera Boston, the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni with the New England Conservatory Opera, Enrico at Opera North and Tonio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at Connecticut Concert Opera. 
Mr. Kim has been welcomed in recital at both the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Jordan Hall in Boston. As concert soloist, he has appeared with the Shanghai and Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestras and Euro-Asian Philharmonic, in repertoire including Mahler’s Eighth Symphony and Beethoven’s Ninth.   Awards include First Prizes in the Toti Dal Monte International Competition and the Daeung Lee National Competition. In addition he was granted scholarships to study with Renata Scotto at the Teatro Regio in Parma, and Virginia Zeani at the Bussetto Academia. 
Alongside his performing career, Mr. Kim has taught voice in Seoul, Korea at National and HanYang Universities. He holds an undergraduate degree from HanYang University, a Dipoloma from the Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan and an Artist Diploma in Opera at the New England Conservatory. 

L'orage s'est calmé (Les Pêcheurs de Perles)


Renato in Un ballo in Maschera, 

Sugi Opera