Soprano Karen Anderson
Intro Operatic Roles
(Performed with Orchestra)
Concert/Oratorio Critical Acclaim

American lyric-spinto soprano, Karen Anderson has received consistent praise for her operatic and concert performances. She performed title role of Turandot with the Lancaster Music Festival with a live National Public Radio broadcast, and with Cincinnati Opera in the role of Kitty Hart in Dead Man Walking. She triumphed in performances of Suor Angelica and Tosca to considerable acclaim with California’s Festival Opera.
Ms. Anderson has performed the title roles in the baroque Alcina and Agrippina, the classical Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Pamina in Die Zauberflote and the bel canto in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla. The favorites of the Romantic literature include Mimi in La Boheme, Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Marguerite in Faust, Nedda in I Palgiacci, Violetta in La Traviata, and Liu in Turandot, with opera companies including Arizona, Eugene, Marin, Sacramento, SanFrancisco Pocket Opera, Spokane, Utah, and West Bay Opera.
On the concert front she has performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Israel with the Jerusalem Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler 4th Symphony, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and many other works with professional orchestra throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Anderson has also been a guest soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on a live televised broadcast. Other works include the Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughn Williams with the Sacramento Choral Society and the Verdi Requiem with the San Francisco Community Chorus and the San Francisco Choral Society at Davies Symphony Hall. Most recently Ms. Anderson performed for the National Harp Convention.
Ms. Anderson has an array of vocal awards including National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, International Semi-Finalist in the Rosa Ponselle Competition, and Semi Finalist in the MacAllister Opera Competition.
She enjoys living and teaching voice in Martinez.
Coaches - Nico Castel, Kathy Cathcart, Peter Grunberg, Monroe Kanouse, Kelly Kuo James Merrideth, Marcie Stapp, William Vendice
Conductors - Anton Coppola, Frank Graffeo, Henry Holt, Donald Kendrick, Stephan Lano, Daniel Lipton, Uri Mayer, Larry Marrieta, Michael Morgan, Sandor Salgo, Gary Sheldon, Joseph Silverstein, David Sloss, Sebastian Weigle
Voice Teachers - Blanche Christensen and Jim Toland