Hailed for possessing a voice of extraordinary beauty, a seamless legato and great dramatic depth, American soprano Karen Slack has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, and San Francisco Opera. In recent seasons she has sung the roles of Alice Ford in Falstaff, Leonora in Il trovatore and Tosca with Arizona Opera; Aïda at Austin Opera; Emelda Griffith in Champion with New Orleans Opera; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Nashville Opera; Violetta in La Traviata with Sacramento Opera and Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with both Minnesota Opera and Vancouver Opera. Ms. Slack made her Scottish Opera debut as Anna in Puccini’s Le villi. During the 2019/2020 season, she returned to The Metropolitan Opera as Serena in Porgy and Bess, performed a series of recitals throughout the U.S., and had a featured role as the Opera Diva in Tyler Perry’s movie and soundtrack, For Colored Girls. Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Slack has performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony and the Verdi Requiem with numerous orchestras throughout the U.S. Abroad, she has appeared with the Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently, with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in celebration of the 80th birthday of Yuri Temirkanov. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as Agnes Sorel in Tchaikovsky’s Maid of Orleans and will return in spring 2021 with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a digital performance of Beethoven’s Egmont. While Ms. Slack’s debut with Houston Grand Opera in the world premiere of A Snowy Day has been delayed due to COVID-19, audiences will be able to enjoy a video presentation of the work. Additional upcoming engagements for the 2020/2021 season include a digital presentation of Poulenc’s La voix humaine with Madison and Austin Opera—presented at Austin Opera as part of their new Blue Starlite Drive-In Series. Her performance of Verdi’s Requiem with Highlander Concert Series at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas has been postponed due to COVID-19.