Foreign Princess | Rusalka Opera Vlaanderen

Foreign Princess | Rusalka Opera Vlaanderen

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Belgian soprano Karen Vermeiren recently made her debut as Die fremde Fürstin in Rusalka at Opera Vlaanderen and is scheduled to sing the role of Nella in Gianni Schicchi and Prima Sorella Cercatrice in Suor Angelica at La Monnaie in Brussels and the role of Gerhilde in Die Walküre with the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.

In 2019 Karen was one of the four nominees of the Meistersinger Award in Vienna, a distinction reserved to singers who throughout their careers have achieved outstanding interpretations of the works by Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi.  


Past performances include her role debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Midsummer Mozartiade in Brussels, the title role in Tosca and Desdemona in Otello and on the concert platform she performed the soprano solo parts in Michael Haydn’s Missa Sancti Hieronymi, Mendelssohn’s Athalia and Verdi’s Messa di Requiem.     

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About the role of Foreign Princess in Rusalka at Opera Vlaanderen

"Karen Vermeiren on the other hand as the foreign princess had a lustrous voice and a magnetic stage presence."

Il giardino di Armida, January 2020

"La rigoureuse Karen Vermeiren arbore une voix magnétique, aux couleurs plutôt corsées, dans celui de la Princesse étrangère", January 2020

“Karen Vermeiren donne à sa Princesse étrangère la solidité vocale requise.”, January 2020

"Karen Vermeiren, fait mouche dans sa brève apparition en princesse étrangère opportuniste dans une parfaite leçon de chant.", December 2019

"Karen Vermeiren dispatched the Foreign Princess with a big, vibrant dramatic soprano - surely an Ortrud in training", December 2019

"il soprano belga Karen Vermeiren interpreta benissimo la furba principessa straniera."

Giornale della musica, December 2019