Kihun Yoon, who made his LA Opera debut as the Servant in Thais, is a native of Seoul, South Korea. In the summer of 2014, he made his role debut as Escamillo in Carmen with the Aspen Opera Theater. He received both undergraduate and master’s degrees from Hanyang University. As a student, he won several major South Korean voice competitions.

Rafael Moras, originally from San Antonio, Texas, was a national finalist in the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He is a student of Dr. Stephen King earning a Masters in Voice at Rice University in Houston. He obtained his Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio under Dr. Diana Allan. He is a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Young ARTS Winner, United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and was a finalist in the Houston Grand Opera’s 2013 and 2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers.