Kihun Yoon, a native of Seoul, South Korea, is a member of LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. He made his company debut in 2014 as the Servant in Thais. In the same year, he also made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut in 2014 under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, as a soloist in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. In 2015, he performed several roles in the U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin's Alice in Wonderland with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In April 2015 he also performs the leading role of Figaro in Giovanni Paisiello's 1782 adaptation of The Barber of Seville, under the baton of James Conlon, with the USC Thornton School of Music Orchestra. In the 2015/16 season, his LA Opera appearances include Sharpless in Madame Butterfly and Schaunard in La Boheme.
In the summer of 2014, he made his role debut as Escamillo in Carmen with the Aspen Opera Theater. He received both undergraduate and master’s degrees from Hanyang University. As a student, he won several major South Korean voice competitions. He has performed the title role in Rigoletto, as well as roles in Tosca, La Bohème, Don Giovanni, Das Rheingold, La Traviata and Cavalleria Rusticana. He created the leading role of Santa Claus in the Korean premiere of Roberto Molinelli’s comic opera Processo a Babbo Natale. In 2011, he performed in a New Year’s concert broadcast by KBS (Korean Broadcasting System). In addition, he has appeared in a gala concert for the National Opera of Korea and the 2012 Busan Singer Festival.