From: Seoul, South Korea. LA Opera: 12 roles to date including Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (2016); Scarpia in Tosca (2017); Marcello in La Bohème (2019); Germont in La Traviata (2024). He was a member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program from 2013 to 2017.

Baritone Kihun Yoon, who has been a principal artist at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in Germany since 2017, is set to take center stage as a principal artist at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe beginning in the 2024/2025 season. With acclaimed performances in roles such as Wotan in Die Walküre, Alberich in Das Rheingold, the Wanderer in Siegfried, Gunther in Götterdämmerung, the title role in Rigoletto, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera, Méphistophélès in The Damnation of Faust and Joseph De Rocher in Dead Man Walking, Yoon has established himself as a versatile and compelling performer.

His exceptional talent has earned recognition from various German media outlets, including Das Opernmagazin, which lauded his portrayal of Wotan, stating, "Wotan's inner turmoil is perfectly portrayed by Kihun Yoon with his great vocal resources. He succeeds almost effortlessly in expressing all facets of this great role. The rollercoaster of emotions between love and disappointment is conveyed by the singer with absolute authenticity."

In 2014, he made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut 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. That same year, he performed Figaro in Giovanni Paisiello's 1782 The Barber of Seville, under the baton of James Conlon with the USC Thornton School of Music Orchestra. In 2016, he was featured as Delirio in the U.S. premiere of Florian Gassmann's 1769 comedy L'Opera Seria at Wolf Trap Opera. In 2014, he made his role debut as Escamillo in Carmen with the Aspen Opera Theater.