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KAREN SLACK, soprano with Reed Tetzloff, pianist

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Acclaimed American operatic soprano Karen Slack sings with pianist Reed Tetzloff.

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Music of Schubert, R. Strauss, Ravel, and spirituals

Village Meridian Series presents

(Wine at 7:00, and the music will commence at 7:30 p.m.)

Karen Slack, soprano

Reed Tetzloff, pianist

BIOGRAPHIES

KAREN SLACK

Hailed for possessing a voice of extraordinary beauty, a seamless legato, and great dramatic depth, American soprano Karen Slack was most recently heard as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Nashville Opera, Serena in Porgy and Bess with the National Chorale and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with both Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Vancouver Opera, Anna in Le villi in her debut with the Scottish Opera, and concert with the St. Petersburg's Philharmonic in celebration of the 80th birthday of Maestro Yuri Temirkanov. Additionally, Ms. Slack portrayed a featured role in Tyler Perry’s movie and soundtrack “For Colored Girls” as the Opera Diva. The 2017-2018 season included Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with Kentucky Opera and Minnesota Opera, Serena in Porgy and Bess with the University of Michigan, her debut with New Orleans Opera as Emelda Griffith in Champion, joining the Toruń Symphony Orchestra (Poland), Verdi’s Requiem with the South Bend Symphony, and Micäela in Carmen with Mill City Summer Opera. The 2018-2019 season sees her as Addie Parker in Yardbird with Arizona Opera, a reprisal of her Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with Atlanta Opera, Tosca with Opera Birmingham, Serena in Porgy and Bess with Fort Worth Opera, and her debut with Opera Theatre of St. Louis as Billie in Fire Shut Up in My Bones. In concert, she is a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in the world premiere of Hannibal Lokumbe’s Healing Tones with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Union Symphony for Wagner’s Wesendonk Lieder.

Ms. Slack made her Carnegie Hall debut as Agnes Sorel in Tchaikovsky’s Maid of Orleans, a role she also performed with the San Francisco Opera and has sung the title role in Aïda with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She made her Metropolitan Opera and international radio broadcast debuts in the title role of Verdi’s Luisa Miller. She recently sang Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion and Handel’s Messiah with the Messiah Festival of the Arts in Kansas and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Sacramento Choral Society. Additionally, she appeared as Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with Madison Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera. Other notable engagements include Serena in Porgy and Bess with Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Tosca, Leonora in Il trovatore, and Alice Ford in Falstaff with Arizona Opera, Emelda Griffith in Champion with Opera Parallèle, Mahler Symphony No. 2 with The Latvian National Symphony and Lexington Philharmonic, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Alabama Symphony, Back Bay Chorale, and the Quad City Symphony, Aida with West Bay Opera and Austin Lyric Opera, Violetta in La traviata with both Sacramento Opera and West Bay Opera, Serena in Porgy and Bess with both Washington National Opera and San Francisco Opera, Verdi Requiem with Madison Symphony and Sacramento Choral Society, Mimi in La bohème with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, and Cilla in Richard Danielpour’s Margaret Garner with Michigan Opera Theater.

Equally at home in the recital and concert repertoire, Ms. Slack has been seen in recital in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Gibraltar (Spain), Urbania, Italy, Munich, Germany, in concert as Desdemona in Otello with the Melbourne Symphony (Australia) and in New York’s Weill Recital Hall in Ravel’s Chanson madécasses with Mid-America Productions. She is a frequent soloist and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the San Francisco, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Spokane and Albany Symphonies and recently debuted with the Colorado Symphony, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Chamber Music Festival of Lexington.

Ms. Slack is a graduate of the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, the Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival, and the Merola Program and Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera where she was awarded a Schwabacher Debut Recital. She is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music. She has won numerous competitions and awards: most recently, the Montserrat Caballe International Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, George London Foundation Award, Marian Anderson ICON Award, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Competition, Rosa Ponselle International Vocal Competition, Florida Grand Opera Competition, Portland Opera Lieber Award, Liederkranz Foundation Award and the Jose Iturbi International Competition for Voice.

REED TETZLOFF

"Richly communicative...a young American to watch." ––The Cincinnati Enquirer

"Tetzloff lives through everything he plays - he cannot do otherwise." ––Klassiek Centraal (Belgium)

The young American pianist, Reed Tetzloff, has distinguished himself as one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. He enthralls audiences with his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine).

Mr. Tetzloff is performing extensively this year in the United States and Belgium, including a recently concluded residency in the prestigious Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He is a frequent solo and collaborative performer in The Drozdoff Society's Impromptu Classical Music Recital Series, and is an Artist-In-Residence with the Society.

Reed Tetzloff is represented by Cherny Concert & Artist Management Ltd.

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The Village Meridian Series is presented by Cherny Concert & Artist Management Ltd. and is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Secular Humanist Fund and the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund.

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