Vocalist - Soprano

For her debut as Isolde in Tristan und Isolde in a new production with Den Norske Opera (Norwegian Opera), the reviews for Karen Foster were stunning. Kultur-og-underholdning declared, “She internalized the strength of Wagner’s character,” while Dagbladet wrote, “Karen Foster as Isolde is an elegant dramatic soprano,” and Aftenposten observed, “Karen Foster’s Isolde fills the palette of emotions with conviction and flexibility.” In 2014 she was awarded Third Prize in the Lauritz Melchoir International Singing Competition, and – prior to that – returned to the European continent to sing Gerhilde in Die Walküre with Bayerische Staatsoper, a role which she reprised with that company in season 2014-15, and will again in 2015-16. Also in 2015-16 she sings the role with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.


Posted: Sep-16-2015
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"Karen Foster [as Isolde] made an impressive debut, with a solid voice and convincing power.... She internalized the strength of Wagner's character."
— Kultur-og-underholdning
Posted: Mar-30-2012
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Comprising four separate operas, Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) is one of the supreme works in the history of music. Part II of the tetralogy, Die Walküre, centres on the young lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde, whose relationship angers Fricka, goddess of marriage, and on the disobedience of the Valkyrie Brünnhilde who is sent to carry out Fricka’s wishes. Performed by an all-star international cast, the work features thrilling set-pieces such as Wotan’s Farewell and the Ride of the Valkyries.

Posted: Nov-11-2016
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Posted: Apr-5-2012