On the Couch with Jin Tea Kim

OA-Jin-Tea-KimWho is Jin Tea Kim?
Tenor Jin Tea Kim. Longest serving member of Opera Australia Chorus since 1983.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I wouldn’t change for anything from what I do now.

Who inspires you and why?
Franco Corelli, the passion and energy in his voice always inspires me.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Pray for world peace.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Noosa QLD, there you see people walk around leisurely and with smile on their face, and you cannot find such wonderful water views anywhere else.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The Opera House and Harbour Bridge of course! They are simply iconic and man made wonders.

What are you currently reading?
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer.

What are you currently listening to?
Lohengrin (opera) by R. Wagner.

Happiness is?
When I hug my wife!

What does the future hold for you?
The one around the corner – hope!

Jin Tea Kim can be seen as Guiseppe in Opera Australia’s upcoming production of La Traviata at the State Theatre – Arts Centre Melbourne4 – 28 May; and the Joan Sutherland Theatre – Sydney Opera House: 5 July – 4 November. For more information, visit: www.opera.org.au for details.

Image: Jin Tea Kim – courtesy of Opera Australia