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."
"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.”
“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)