Kidon Choi baritone
About Kidon ChoiBaritone Kidon Choi has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Joe Castro in La fanciulla del West, and the Herald in Otello. He has sung title role of Rigoletto at Wolf Trap Opera and the Chautauqua Opera Company, where he also sang Marcello in La bohème. In February 2020, he sings Marcello at Opera Idaho.
Mr. Choi received second prize in the 2018 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, first prize in the 2017 Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition, third prize in the 2017 Opera at Florham Vocal Competition, second prize in the 2016 Gerda Lissner Competition, the Major Award in the 2016 Opera Index Vocal Competition, and was also a grant winner in the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation IVC 2016.
Mr. Choi earned his professional studies diploma from Mannes School of Music, completed his master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music, and received his bachelor’s degree from Hanyang University in Seoul. While at Mannes School of Music, he performed Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Dr. Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore. At the Manhattan School of Music, he was heard as Rodomonte in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino and Peter in Hänsel und Gretel.