Kiup Lee was born in Incheon (South Korea) in 1992, and studied at the department of vocal music at Kyung Hee University. Over the course of four years, he studied with Akyung Lee, Byungkil Yoon and Jaedo Choi.
He performed as Nathanael in Les contes d’Hoffmann (2011), Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera (2013), Rodolfo in La bohème (2015, 2017), Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore (2016) La Théière, Le Petit Vieillard and La Rainette in L’enfant et les sortilèges (2018), and Podestà in La finta giardiniera (2019).
During the season 2018-2019, Kiup was selected for the International Opera Academy in Gent (Belgium), where he studies in a one-year postgraduate programme. In the season 2019-2020, Kiup will start at the Académie in the Opéra national de Paris.