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Karen vuong

Soprano

Biography

Karen Vuong is an American Soprano based in New York. Previously, she was part of the ensemble at Frankfurt Opera from 2013 to 2019. She was an inaugural member and two-year participant in Los Angeles Opera’s prestigious Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, a program designed to support the future of opera by discovering and developing exceptionally gifted young artists. During the 2019/20 Season, Vuong sings the title role of Rusalka at the Tiroler Festspiele, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Oper Frankfurt.

Other recent roles include the Countess in Die Hochzeit des Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Agata in a new production of Fioravanti's La cantatrici villane, Imelda in concert performances of Oberto, Nella / Suor Genovieffa in Gianni Schicchi, Gerhilde in Die Walküre, the title role in Rusalka (a triumphant role debut) and Micaëla in the stunning new production of Carmen.

During the 2016/17 season she sang in a new production of Mozart's Betulia liberata, 1st Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Micaëla in Carmen, the young girl in Eötvös' Der Goldene Drache/The Golden Dragon and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Other roles for the company have included Mimì (La Bohème), Mrs. Julian (Owen Wingrave), a Flower Maiden (Parsifal) and Donna Elvira (role debut) in Don Giovanni. Karen Vuong made her debuts with 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 (Massenet's Werther) at Kentucky Opera.

This young singer received a scholarship from the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program run by Los Angeles Opera, where she has appeared in several productions. She studied at the Juilliard School in New York where she received the Novick Career Grant, and has enjoyed great success at competitions including the Eastern Regional Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, Operalia and the Marilyn Horne Lieder Competition.

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Upcoming

Rusalka (RUSALKA) | DvoRák

Tiroler Festspiele | December 26 (PREMIERE) / 28 / 30, 2019 | More info

DON GIOVANNI (DONNA ELVIRA) | MOZART

Oper Frankfurt | TBD 2020

RECENT

 SATYRICON (CRISIDE) | MODERNA

Oper Frankfurt | June 15 / 17 / 20 / 22 / 24 / 27 / 29, 2019

CARMEN (MICAËLA) | Bizet

Oper Frankfurt | March 3 / 7 / 10 / 15 / 23, 2019 | April 4, 2019

Rinaldo (ALMIRENA) | Handel

Oper Frankfurt | January 12 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 20 / 23, 2019

Rusalka (RUSALKA) | DvoRák

Oper Frankfurt | September 28, 2018 | October 7 / 13 / 21 / 27, 2018

honors

 

2013

ARTIST DIPLOMA IN OPERA STUDIES  |  The Juilliard School
WINNER  |  Eastern Regional Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions

2011

WINNER  |  Marilyn Horne Song Competition

2009

SEMIFINALIST  |  Jose Iturbi International Music Competition
FINALIST/4TH  | 
Loren L. Zachary Society National Vocal Competition
2ND  | 
Long Beach Mozart Festival Vocal Competition

2007

SEMIFINALIST  |  Loren L. Zachary Society National Vocal Competition
LOS ANGELES OPERA YOUNG ARTIST FOR DOMINGO-THORNTON PROGRAM

2006

CULTURARTE AWARD  |  Placido Domingo Operalia Competition
LOS ANGELES OPERA YOUNG ARTIST FOR DOMINGO-THORNTON PROGRAM

2004

GERALDINE & RON HOEFFER SCHOLARSHIP  |  Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition