A heart warming musicality and an almost provocative expressiveness.
Kim Young Hee is simply irresistible. Opera Magazine
Caro mio ben
Caro mio ben is the title of a program inspired by the Italian Love Songs from the Arie Antiche, an anthology of XVII and XVIII century songs, collected by Alessandro Parisotti. A perfect concert program for house concerts and extraordinary locations.
Kim Young Hee
Kim Young Hee is a much sought after soprano, both in chamber music and opera repertoire. With her flexible voice, enormous range and great acting talent she inspired composers, conductors and directors including Charles Dutoit, Edo de Waart, Adam Fisher, Hartmut Hähnchen and Antoni Ros Marba. She worked with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, RAI Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and performed in opera productions at the Opera de la Bastille in Paris, the Dutch Opera in Amsterdam, La Monnaie in Brussels and the Grand Theatre in Geneva.
Kim Young Hee and I met at the Amsterdam Grachten Festival where I accompanied her, in a programm with Latin American and Spanish repertoire. We became friends and stayed in touch ever since. With Caro mio ben, a programm with Italian love songs accompanied by guitar, we renewed our collaboration.