Korean native Joseph Lim, baritone, is a second-year Ryan Opera Center member. His repertoire includes Mozart's Don Giovanni, Friedrich/Wagner's The Ban on Love (West Coast premiere), Papageno/The Magic Flute, and Silvano/A Masked Ball. Lim has been a soloist in Mahler's Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand," Mozart's Missa Brevis in C Major and "Coronation" Mass in C Major, and Handel's Messiah. The baritone has given recitals and concerts through the Opera Association of Los Angeles, Palm Springs Opera Guild, Opera Buffs Inc., and the Music Academy of the West. After completing his undergraduate studies and receiving awards in major vocal competitions in Korea, Lim entered the Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Southern California. In 2011 he was a Grand Finals winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. A year earlier he received Encouragement Awards from the Marilyn Horne Song Competition and the Loren L. Zachary National Competition. Other recent honors include first place in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scholarships from Opera Buffs Inc., and being named University of Southern California Thornton School of Music's Marilyn Horne Scholar. Lim made his Lyric Opera debut in the 2011-12 season as Schlémil/The Tales of Hoffmann and later appeared as the Frontier Guard/Boris Godunov. This season, he will sing Schaunard/La bohème and Marullo/Rigoletto.
Joseph Lim is sponsored by an Anonymous donor.
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