Former Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artist Kathleen Kim was a huge hit in the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Anthony Tommasini in the NY Times praised her Olympia: "The role's high-flying runs and roulades require a true, agile coloratura soprano, and this production has one in the petite Kathleen Kim, who excelled in Olympia's showpiece aria, singing with pinpoint pitch, bright tone and impressive accuracy."
She can bee seen in the Encore HD Live Telecast on January 6. It will likely turn up on PBS sometime this winter as well.
Ms. Kim was a 2002 Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artist and a Studio Artist in 2005. She was the recipeint of the Sarasota Opera Guild's Leo M. Rogers Scholarship.