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Karen Vuong

soprano

Karen Vuong
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During the 2018/19 season Karen Vuong sings the title roles in Rusalka, Almirena in Rinaldo, 1st Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Mercédès in Carmen, Siegrune in Die Walküre and Criside in a new production of Maderna's Satyricon. Since this American soprano joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2013/14 recent roles have included Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Aljeja (in a new production of Aus einem Totenhaus / From the House of the Dead, Fräulein Jouvenot (Adriana Lecouvreur), Micaëla (Carmen), a Young Woman (Eötvös’ Der goldene Drache / The Golden Dragon), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro). In earlier seasons she sang roles including Nella / Suor Genovieffa (Il trittico), Gretel, Mimì (La Bohème) and Mrs. Julian (Owen Wingrave) for the company. Karen Vuong sang her first Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at Santa Barbara Opera, Trang / Nurse in the world premiere of Daron Hagen's Amelia at Seattle Opera and Sophie (Werther) at Kentucky Opera. She studied at the Juilliard School in New York and won a scholarship for Los Angeles Opera's remowned Domingo Thornton Young Artist Program. Awards and prizes have included success at the Eastern Regional Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions and Marilyn Horne Lieder Competition.

Find out more about Karen Vuong on her website