Kidon Choi Voice 2018

Kidon Choi
South Korea


Voice 2018



Baritone Kidon Choi, from Seoul, is in his first year of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Yamadori in Madama Butterfly. He performed the title role in Rigoletto last summer at the Chautauqua Music Festival.

He received First Prize in the Cooper-Bing Vocal Competition 2017, First Prize in the Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition 2017, Third Prize in the 2017 Opera at Florham Vocal Competition (Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition), Second Prize in the 2016 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and the Major Award in the 2016 Opera Index Vocal Competition.

Kidon earned his Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes School of Music in the New School in New York, completed his Master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music, and his Bachelor’s degree at Hanyang University in Seoul.

Kidon Choi is generously sponsored by CGI.


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Voice 2018 – Program



Giuseppe Verdi
È sogno? O realtà (Falstaff)

Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
O Maria, Maria (Mazeppa)

Gaetano Donizetti
Cruda, funesta smania (Lucia di Lammermoor)



Amilcare Ponchielli
O monumento! (La Gioconda)

Georges Bizet
L’orage s’est calmé … O Nadir, tendre ami de mon jeune âge (Les pêcheurs de perles)

Giuseppe Verdi
Pietà, rispetto, amore (Macbeth)


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Martin Dubé, piano Canada

Martin Dubé, piano

Biography 2018: Since September 2000, Martin Dubé has been a vocal coach for the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal and artistic co-director of the Quebec Chamber Music Society. He was on the faculty at the renowned Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School of Music, and he has worked for the Opera Company of Philadelphia and San Diego Opera. Since 1995, he has been coach-in-residence at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. He has served as accompanist for master classes given by such renowned singers as Marilyn Horne, Elly Ameling, Sherrill Milnes, Marlena Malas, Licia Albanese and Renata Scotto.