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KAREN SLACK

UNITED STATES

SOPRANO

About the artist:

Karen Slack has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera where she made her debut in the title role of Verdi’s Luisa Miller, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, and San Francisco Opera. During the 2020-21 HGO Digital season, Slack appeared in HGO Digital productions The Making of the Snowy Day: An Opera for All and Giving Voice II; her role in The Snowy Day marks her mainstage debut with HGO. Engagements for the 2021-22 season include Beethoven’s Egmont with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Aida with Opera Carolina, a recital with pianist Alan Morrison at Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Verdi’s Requiem with the Highlander Concert Series, and a concert of arias with Omaha Symphony in collaboration with Opera Omaha. Slack’s 2020-21 season brought digital performances with HGO, Opera Philadelphia, Madison Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Driving While Black with UrbanArias. Additional highlights include Alice Ford in Falstaff, Leonora in Il trovatore and Tosca with Arizona Opera, Aida at Austin Opera, Emelda Griffith in Champion with New Orleans Opera, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Nashville Opera, Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with Minnesota Opera and Vancouver Opera, and her Scottish Opera debut as Anna in Puccini’s Le villi. Slack portrayed a featured role in Tyler Perry’s movie and soundtrack For Colored Girls and serves as Artistic Advisor for Portland Opera, Co-Director for the 2020-21 Opera Program at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, and Co-Chair of the Women's Opera Network with Opera America. 

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