Sabina Kim, a Korean-American dramatic Mezzo-soprano is one of the prize-winners in the 2017 Lauritz Melchior International Wagner Singing Competition in Denmark. A former finalist in the inaugural Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition in Catania, Italy, third prize from Sarzana “Spiros Argiris” International Vocal Competition, Itlay, Honorary Mention from Panama Rivelas Opera Competition and a regional finalist in The Metropolitan National Council Auditions, this Korean-born mezzo-soprano Sabina Kim was most recently seen in Verdi's Aïda with Knoxville Opera as Amneris, Puccini's Madama Butterfly with New Jersey Festival Orchestra as Suzuki. She made her début as Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette by Gounod with Korea National Opera, at the Daegu International Opera Festival as Amneris of Aïda by Verdi and at the famed Royal Albert Hall as Suzuki in Raymond Gubbay’s beloved, in-the-round production of Madama Butterfly by Puccini. Other engagements also include notable début: as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Requiem by Mack Wilberg with the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall; Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde by Wagner with Bogota Symphony Orchestra in Colombia.
As a former soprano, Sabina’s engagements include the title role of Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly by Puccini with Sarasota Opera, Leonora in Il Trovatore by Verdi with Opera North, Donna Elvira from Don Giovanni and Erste Dame from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart.
She has been heard in numerous concerts and recitals throughout Korea and New York in major halls including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Juilliard Paul Hall and Busan Cultural Center Hall.
Sabina holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School, where her performances included Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw and Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring by Britten. She also holds bachelor of Music Degree and Professional Studies Diploma in Voice from Mannes College The New School for Music, where her roles included Die Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni by Mozart.