Soprano Karin White has been praised for… a “masterful voice…powerful…and of crystal clarity… poised and confident, a delight!” (Times-Herald newspaper). The Italian American Newspaper says…White has… “a splendid, radiant top, which is always dependable….Her brilliant high C’s, topped with a secure high E flat brought a tremendously enthusiastic response from her audience…White has significant gifts as a singer…her performance was particularly impressive, vocally and interpretatively” .
Well-known to the opera stage and concert performances across the mid-west, White performed as the soprano soloist in an “Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites” with the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and as a guest soloist with the Dearborn Symphony (“A Night at the Opera”) and with the Macomb Symphony singing the Bach Cantata #51 along with other Baroque selections. In the spring of 2012, Ms. White traveled to Florida to portray the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor for the Miami Lyric Opera and sang the Bach Magnificat with the University Musical Society under the direction of Dr. Jerry Blackstone.
Other recent performances include Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Arbor Opera Theater, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Madonna University, Belinda and the First Witch in Dido and Aeneas with the Metropolitan Baroque Ensemble of Detroit, and an opera concert at the Lexington Music Theater with the Bellini Opera. She also performed the role of Elvira in The Rose of Castile (Balfe) and is featured on the new CD release of this operetta with The Comic Opera Guild.
Previous roles include Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Violetta in La Traviata, Cio- Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Mimi in La Bohème, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. Concert appearances include performances with the Dearborn Symphony, the Battle Creek Symphony, the Macomb Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony, the Westmoreland Symphony, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, the Saginaw Choral Society, Friends of the Opera of Michigan and many others.
Upcoming, Karin portrays the role of Voluptua in the comedy Pizza con Funghi with the Michigan Opera Theater. In the fall of 2013 she will sing the role of Violetta in La Traviata for the ‘Friends of the Opera of Michigan’ in both the U.S. and Canada. She will also be featured by the Kreft Concert Series at Concordia University singing a concert of sacred oratorio selections that will include the Bach Cantata #51 (Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!) and the Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. In 2014 she has been invited to sing two concerts for the Naples (FL) Italian Cultural Society and another concert with the Naples Opera Society. Karin is an adjunct professor at Concordia University and maintains a private voice studio in Ann Arbor. Visit her online at www.karinwhite.com