OUR NEXT MUSIC DIRECTOR: EUN SUN KIM

Eun Sun Kim

From my very first moments at San Francisco Opera, I felt this was home. There was an unusual feeling of open collaboration across so many facets of the Company — a real sense of professional alchemy. I’m deeply honored to be joining the San Francisco Opera family and helping to carry this incredible lineage forward. — Eun Sun Kim

It is my great honor to introduce you to the next music director of San Francisco Opera. I am delighted that Eun Sun Kim will join us as our fourth music director after a spectacular debut in Rusalka.

Eun Sun Kim brings a unique energy to the Company. She connects all of us — audiences, artists, technicians, administrators — in the pursuit of one singular artistic journey, bringing thoughtful leadership, deep compassion, and an incredible respect for everyone in the theater. She leads with great vision on the podium but also welcomes each and every person into the creative process, inviting them to do their very best work. The resulting art is spectacular. This community can look forward to a future of extraordinary music-making that connects deeply to the core of what it means to be human.

It is a privilege to welcome Eun Sun to be our next music director.

Matthew Shilvock

Matthew Shilvock
General Director

Eun Sun Kim

MEET EUN SUN KIM

Born in South Korea, 39-year-old Eun Sun Kim conducts frequently at major opera houses across Europe and is recognized as an insightful interpreter of the operatic and symphonic repertoire.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT EUN SUN

Grandfather was a famous calligrapher who created the Wongok style.

Started as composition student and pianist; professor urged her to consider conducting after seeing her coach La bohème.

Considered a career as a simultaneous translator; speaks Korean, English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French.

LEARN MORE ABOUT EUN SUN KIM

conducting Rusalka

View photos of her at San Francisco Opera.

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Eun Sun Kim

Browse her website and see where she has conducted around the world.

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