Tenor Charlie Kim has lit up operatic and musical theatre stages all across the greater Los Angeles Area, San Fernando, and Conejo Valleys for the past several years. He last appeared as Nanki Poo in the Mikado with Pacific Opera Project to critical acclaim. Other appearances include Ojichan in The White Bird of Poston with Los Angeles Opera Connects. He has also sung the roles of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Fenton in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and L’enfant in L’enfant et le sortileges, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Nanki-poo in The Mikado, Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Pirelli in Sweeney Todd. Charlie is a frequent soloist, rehearsal conductor, pianist, and teaching artist for the Los Angeles Master Chorale He can be seen as front man for large annual events such as the Big Sing California and the High School Choral Festival in Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Charlie is also known for his sensitive work as a pianist, collaborator, and music director/conductor. He is currently one of the music directors/principal pianists for Los Angeles Opera Connects. He is sought out as a pianist regularly for recital work, instrumental and vocal chamber music, harpsichord, and vocal coaching. Charlie has played for prestigious companies and musical institutions such as Los Angeles Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Pacific Opera Project, Operaworks, University of California Los Angeles, and University of Southern California.
Currently, Charlie is Artistic Director and conductor of the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale. He maintains a private piano and voice studio out of Camarillo, CA.
Charlie has his Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from California State University, Northridge, and a Master of Music in vocal performance and collaborative keyboards from University of North Texas College of Music.