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Eun Sun Kim made her North American operatic debut with La traviata at HGO, earning an appointment as the company’s first Principal Guest Conductor in 25 years. During the 2020-21 HGO Digital season, she conducted Mozart’s The Impresario for the company. Following her critically acclaimed San Francisco Opera debut in Rusalka, she was named that company’s Caroline H. Hume Music Director. This season, her first SFO, she has led Tosca and a new production of Fidelio, in addition to three concerts. The season also has brought a series of important operatic debuts at Wiener Staatsoper and the Metropolitan Opera with La bohème, and at Lyric Opera of Chicago with Tosca. She is slated to conduct symphony orchestras around the globe, including concerts in Berlin, Detroit, Toronto, Portland, and the United Kingdom. Kim is a regular guest conductor at opera houses across Europe, including Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Royal Swedish Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Den Norske Opera, Volksoper Wien, Opernhaus Zurich, and Oper Frankfurt. Major upcoming symphonic debuts include subscription concerts with the New York Philharmonic.

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