Karen Vuong's roles during the 2017/18 season in Frankfurt are Almirena in Rinaldo, Aljeja in Aus einem Totenhaus/From the House of the Dead - both new productions - Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Fräulein Jouvenot in Adriana Lecouvreur. Recent roles sung by this American soprano, who joined the ensemble in 2013/14, included a role in Mozart's Betulia liberata, Micaëla in Carmen - both new productions – The Young Boy (Eötvös' Der goldene Drache/The Golden Dragon), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro). Roles here in recent seasons have included Gerhilde (Die Walküre), Nella / Suor Genovieffa (Il trittico), Gretel, Mimì (La Bohème), Mrs. Julian (Owen Wingrave) and she enjoyed a triumph singing the title role in Dvořák's Rusalka for the first time. 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 in Los Angeles Opera's renowned Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program. She has enjoyed success in competitions including the Eastern Regional Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions and Marilyn Horne Lieder Competition.
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