EUN SUN KIM
Named The New York Times 2021 Breakout Star in Classical Music, Eun Sun Kim is the Caroline H. Hume Music Director of San Francisco Opera. She 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, and returned in 2021 to conduct Turandot. Kim has enjoyed additional North American successes at the Cincinnati Symphony, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. She is a regular guest conductor at opera houses across Europe, including Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Royal Swedish Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Den Norske Opera, Zurich Opera, and Frankfurt Opera. Concert performances comprise appearances with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, and Stuttgart Philharmonic, as well as orchestras in London, Madrid, Marseille, Munich, Lille, Nancy, Palermo, Turin, Detroit, Milwaukee, Portland, Calgary, Toronto, and Santiago de Compostela. In the 2022-23 season, she debuts at La Scala in Milan, returns to the Vienna State Opera, and conducts eight productions in San Francisco Opera’s Centennial Season, including a world premiere by John Adams.