Kimera (3)

Kimera (3)

Real Name:
Kim Hong-Hee
Profile:
Born January 10, 1958 in Daegu, South Korea as a direct descendant of King Kyungsoon and the Silla dynasty, Kimera is an opera singer with a four-octave range and appeared on local TV from the age of twelve.

Having studied French Literature, she moved to Paris to complete her Masters Degree, graduating with a "Diplôme Supérieur d'Art Lyrique" in 1984. In the same year, she married multimillionaire construction tycoon Raymond Nakachian (who appeared as "executive producer" on her recordings) and brought about her main claim to fame with her criticised and somewhat controversial "Lost Opera" medley in the vein of "Hooked on Classics", self-described as "Popera". Although it hardly dented the UK (let alone the American) charts, she was a huge hit in countries like France and Spain - even reaching the number-one spot in South Africa.

Following her child's kidnapping (and eventual rescue) in Marbella, Spain in 1987, Kimera's output has waned considerably but she did continue to work and perform into the 90s before finally fading into obscurity.
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Kimera (3) Discography

Albums

BR 56080 Kimera (3) & The Operaiders With The London Symphony Orchestra Kimera (3) & The Operaiders With The London Symphony Orchestra - The Lost O?era (Album) Ariola, Red Bus Records BR 56080 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
SMR 8505 Kimera (3) With The London Symphony Orchestra Kimera (3) With The London Symphony Orchestra - Hits On Opera(LP, Album) Stylus Music SMR 8505 UK 1985 Sell This Version
96.350 Kimera (3) With The F.P.Philharmonic Kimera (3) With The F.P.Philharmonic - Marching Forever (Album) Carrere, TLO Records, Carrere, TLO Records 96.350 France 1986 Sell This Version
827 819-2 Kimera (3) O?era Express (Album) Sanni Records 827 819-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
SZPR-028 Kimera (3) Kimera For Melodie(LP, Album) Seoul Records SZPR-028 South Korea 1988 Sell This Version
96 630 Kimera (3) Spanish House(CD, Album) Carrere, TLO Records 96 630 France 1988 Sell This Version
66 630 Kimera (3) Spanish House(LP) Carrere, TLO 66 630 France 1988 Sell This Version
5106592 Kimera (3) The Lost Opera(CD, Album) Sony Music Media 5106592 France 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

0010706 Kimera (3) And The Operaiders With The London Symphony Orchestra Kimera (3) And The Operaiders With The London Symphony Orchestra - The Lost O?era (Maxi, Single) Red Bus Records, Ariola 0010706 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
883 599-1 Kimera (3) O?era Express Polydor 883 599-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
a-107.800 Kimera (3) & The Operaiders Kimera (3) & The Operaiders - The Lost Opera ( Search II ) (7", Promo) Ariola a-107.800 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
8664 Kimera (3) With The F.P.Philharmonic Kimera (3) With The F.P.Philharmonic - Marching Forever Carrere 8664 France 1986 Sell This Version
883 853-1 Kimera (3) Lonely People Polydor 883 853-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
14383 Kimera For Melodie* Mother(7", Single) Carrere 14383 France 1987 Sell This Version
14.575, 14575 Kimera (3) Spanish House(7") Carrere, TLO Records 14.575, 14575 France 1988 Sell This Version
14.252 Kimera (3) In Femme Sauvage(7", Single) Carrere 14.252 France Unknown Sell This Version
FEMM 77 Kimera (3) Femme Sauvage(12", Maxi) TLO Records FEMM 77 Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

SR 20014 Kimera (3) Gracias España(LP, Comp, Promo) Sanni Records SR 20014 Spain 1988 Sell This Version