|KAREN VERMEIREN, SOPRANO|
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Karen Vermeiren, soprano, holds a Master of Arts in Music with highest distinction (2015) and had further vocal education with distinguished opera singers and coaches, such as Tom Krause, Montserrat Caballé, Helmut Deutsch, Peter Kooij, Rudolf Jansen, Catherine Foster, Irwin Gage, Myron Yusypovych, Neill Semer, Maurizio Barbacini, Rudolf Jansen, Maciej Pikulski, Erkki Korhonen, Steve Davislim, Giuseppe Morino (belcanto technique – school of Rodolfo Celetti) and Louis Langrée, amongst others.
Her vocal qualities have been rewarded several times: in 2019, Karen was one of the four nominees at the Meistersinger Award in Vienna, a distinction reserved to singers who throughout their careers have achieved outstanding interpretations of the works by Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. She received high praise from the international press for her outstanding voice quality and intriguing theatrical skills.
Aside this prestigious nomination she was a finalist at the Andrea Chenier Competition in Italy (2016), was awarded the honorary certificate “for beautiful voice quality” at the finals of the international competition of lyrical singing in Bevagna and received the first prize (excellence level) at the competition “Leopold Bellan” in Paris. She has been rewarded the diploma d’onnore at the tornamente internazionale di musica and was nominated as one of the best students at the international summer academy “Mozarteum” in Salzburg in 2008.
Future roles include Nella in Gianni Schicchi and the Prima sorella cercatrice in Suor Angelica in Puccini's Trittico at the Royal Opera House La Monnaie in Brussels (house debut).
Karen performs regularly in opera, concerts and Lied recitals in Belgium and abroad (Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Koningin Elisabethzaal, Midsummer Mozartiade Brussels, Trondheim opera (Norway), Izmir State Orchestra, Lviv national opera house, the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, Sala Mozart in Zaragoza (where she was invited by Montserrat Caballé to perform at the prestigious concert “voces”. Opera magazine “Opera actual” was lyrical about her performance).
Past performance highlights include the title roles in La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia), Die Walküre (Gerhilde), Rusalka (Foreign Princess), Don Giovanni (Donna Anna and Donna Elvira), Die Zauberflöte (Erste Dame) and Tosca in an adapted score for a hybrid performance.
Her concert repertoire includes the soprano solo part in Verdi’s Messa di Requiem, Mahler's Rückert Lieder and Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder.
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