Peter Hakjoon Kim is a native of Seoul, South Korea, who moved to the United States as a teenager. He made his professional debut at the age of eighteen, singing as Goro, alongside Patricia Craig, in the Dicapo Opera Theatre production of Madama Butterfly.
Soon afterward, Mr. Kim attended the Juilliard School, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and became a recipient of the Lucrezia Bori Grant. He worked and studied with renowned directors while attending the school, such as Frank Corsaro, Christopher Mattaliano, and Edward Berkeley.
Peter Hakjoon Kim’s vast repertoire includes the title roles of Don Giovanni, Nabucco, and Rigoletto, as well as the roles of Amonasro (Aida), Tonio (I Pagliacci), Germont (La Traviata), Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore), Iago (Otello), Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera), and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly).
Mr. Kim has performed with the Tulsa Opera, the Union Avenue Opera, the New Rochelle Opera, the Opera in the Heights, the Regina Opera, the Chelsea Opera, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. In addition, he is an active recitalist.