Sae-Kyung Rim graduated in singing at the Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi" in Milan and in the course for opera singers Soloists dell 'Accademia del Teatro alla Scala with Leyla Gencer. She has won several international competitions in singing, including the "Giambattista Viotti" in Vercelli.
Future engagements include a.o. Leonora/Forza del Destino in Las Palmas (until February 2018), Aida at New National Theatre Tokyo (until April 2018), Abigaille/Nabucco at Greek National Opera (until June 2018), Cio Cio San/Madama Butterfly at Savonlinna Opera Festival (until July 2018) and Liù/Turandot at Dortmund Opera House (until March 2019).
Recently she has performed Cio Cio San/Madama Butterfly at Oper Leipzig, Arena di Verona and Greek National Opera, Aida at Arena di Verona, Tosca at Wiener Staatsoper w. Domingo, Antonenko, Hampson, Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly in Budapest, Las Palmas, at Wiener Staatsoper and in Bergen and Trondheim, Leonora/Forza del Destino at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Maddalena/Andrea Chenier in Seoul and Aida/Aida at Arena di Verona, in Seoul and in Munich.
In Teatro alla Scala in Milan she has performed in productions such as: "Dialogues des Carmelites" by Poulenc, "Rinaldo"by Handel, "Elektra" by Richard Strauss, "La Boheme" by Puccini, Fiordiligi/Così Fan Tutte and others under the direction of Riccardo Muti, Ottavio Dantone, Semyon Bychkov, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Niksa Bareza, Jeffrey Tate, Riccardo Chailly, Lothar Koenigs, Daniel Barenboim.
In 2013 she performed the title role in "Aida" at Sejong Theater Seoul, and Verdi’s Requiem in the Opera House of Seoul. In Seoul she has performed many leading roles in the past 5 years such as Madame Lidoine/Les Dialogues des Carmelites by Poulenc, Amelia/Un Ballo in Maschera, Leonora/Forza del Destino, Marguerite/Mefistofele by Boïto, Tosca.
Her theatrical debut was performing "Parisina" by Donizetti at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo.
She made her debut at the Teatro Coccia of Novara performing the title role in "Madama Butterfly" by Puccini.
In February 2009 she took part in the production of "Madama Butterfly" by Puccini at the Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, in the role of Cio-Cio-San. That season she also performed Leonora in "La Forza del Destino" by Verdi at the Teatro Sejong Seouland also "Aida" by Verdi, in the title role, at the Stadttheather of Klagenfurt.