Bio: Karen Myers

threatAcclaimed for her “exquisite artistic and dramatic interpretatio'”, Karen Myers has performed extensively across the U.S., as well as in Germany, Austria, Australia and Greece. Her operatic roles include Konstanze, Zerbinetta, Die Königin der Nacht, Violetta, Micaëla, Susanna, and Clorinda, among others. She performed the “Mad Scene” from Lucia di Lammermoor in both Weiz and Graz, Austria under the baton of Edoardo Müller. Ms. Myers has also performed for the Baltimore Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth Opera Outreach, Abeline Opera, Dallas Opera Project, Opera Aegean, Peabody Opera Theater, Baylor Opera Theater, and the Lyric Opera of Waco. Ms. Myers is a recipient of the George Castel Memorial Award for Outstanding Vocal Performer from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.

Equally at home in oratorio and symphonic works, she has been engaged as the soloist for Carmina Burana, Judas Macabeus, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate, numerous Bach’s Cantatas, b minor Mass, St. John’s Passion, Messiah and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Recent solo performances include Handel’s Messiah and a Christmas Pops Concert with the Annapolis Chorale, a recital of Italian opera and the Faure Requiem on the Mosaic Concert Series at First English Lutheran Church, the Bach Magnificat, the Vivaldi Magnificat and Cantata 51 with the Baltimore Bach Concert Series, the role of Magnolia in Showboat with the Annapolis Chorale, as well as Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum and Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli with the Harford Choral Society. Ms. Myers also recently performed as soloist for the Baltimore premiere of Directions in Singing by Andrew Fowler, a large work for orchestra, soloists and chorus commissioned in honor of the 300th birthday of composer Charles Wesley. She joined the Baltimore Opera last year in La Forza del Destino and Madama Butterfly, and returned this year in Aida and Norma. She performed as soprano soloist for McCullough’s Holocaust Cantata and returned to the Baltimore Bach Concert Series this spring as soprano soloist for St. John’s Passion. This summer she covered the role of Micaëla in Summer Opera Theater Company’s production of Carmen at the Harman Center for the Arts. Ms. Myers is engaged to appear again this year with the Mosaic Concert Series, Harford Choral Society and the Baltimore Bach Concert Series.