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Role

Production

Venue/Ensemble

Conductor

Year

Soprano Soloist

Handel’s The Messiah

Messiah Choral Society of Orlando, FL

Bob Carr Performing Arts Ctr

John Sinclair

 

2008

Soprano Soloist

Cabaret Español

First Coast Opera, FL

Sam Clein, piano

2008

Soprano Soloist I

Vienna to Broadway

Jacksonville Opera, FL

Don Westwood, Artistic Director

2008

Soprano Soloist

Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass

Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale, FL

Paul Neal, Guest Conductor

Mark Stallings, Music Director

 

2008

Yum-Yum

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado

SavoyNetters G & S Sing! Orlando, FL

Bob Dougherty, piano

2008

Soprano Soloist

Michael J Fox Parkinson’s Benefit concert

TeamFox, FL

Sam Clein, piano

2008

Soprano Soloist

Addio

First Coast Opera, FL

Sam Clein, piano

2008

Soprano Soloist

Recital

Clay County Library Concert Series, FL

Ileana Fernandez, piano

2008

Soprano Soloist

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass Prelude

The Historic Cathedral Basilica, St Augustine, FL

Edie Hubert, piano

Bob Moore, Director of Music

2007

Soprano Soloist

Child Cancer Fund Benefit concert

Amici’s Ballroom, St Augustine, FL

Martha McKie, piano

 

2007

Soprano Soloist

Gypsies

First Coast Opera, FL

Michael Dell, piano

2007

Soprano Soloist

The Creation

Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale, FL

John Sinclair, Guest Conductor

Mark Stallings, Music Director

 

2007

Soprano Soloist

The Lighter Side

First Coast Opera, FL

piano

2007

Soprano Soloist

Parkinson’s in the Park

Parkinson’s Fundraiser, Savannah, GA

Martha McKie, piano

2007

Soprano Soloist

Italian Cabaret

First Coast Opera, FL

Kathy Van De Berg, piano

2007

Soprano Soloist

Valentine’s Concert

Ormond Beach Symphony Orchestra, FL

Doug Wilhite

2007

Concert Featured Nominated Artist

JPF Music Awards Ceremony & Concert

Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CA

Brian Austin Whitney, Producer

2006

Yum-Yum

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado

First Coast Opera,

FCO Orchestra, FL

Daniel B. Shorb

2006

Soprano Soloist

Music at the Cathedral: The Big Prelude

Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine, FL

Bob Moore, Director of Music Ministry

Shannon McKay, Piano

2006

Soprano Soloist

Mozart: 250th Birthday Celebration

First Coast Opera, FL

Kathy van de Berg, Piano

2006

Soprano Soloist

Love Notes: A Musical Valentine

Ormond Beach Symphony Orchestra, FL

Doug Wilhite

2006

Soprano Soloist

Little Women with Big Voices: Self-Produced touring concert with Mezzo-soprano Janet Rabe-Meyer

City of Jacksonville, FL Special Events at City Hall,

 

First Coast Opera,

St Augustine, FL

Martha Mckie, Piano

2006

Soprano Soloist

Jacksonville University Composerfest

Terry Concert Hall,
Jacksonville University, FL

Peter Mathews, Piano

Tony Steve, Marimba

2005

Soprano Soloist

Great Movie Music (Theme to Original “Star Trek” and Howard Shore’s “In Dreams” from The Lord of the Rings)

Ormond Beach Symphony Orchestra, FL

Doug Wilhite

2005

Soprano Soloist

Little Women with Big Voices

The Old Villages of St Augustine, FL

Festival of Trees, Ocala, FL

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando,FL

Martha McKie, Piano

2005

Soprano Soloist

An Evening of Opera

First Coast Opera

Martha McKie, Piano

2005

Soprano Soloist

Rogers & Hammerstein & More

First Coast Opera

Martha McKie, Piano

2005


Solo Recording Artist

Karen Adair: Sacred Arias (debut solo CD released by The Apollo Project, St Petersburg, FL)

Slovak Radio Symphony (Bratislava, Slovakia),

Sofia Philharmonic (Bulgaria)

Kirk Trevor

 

Deidre Reigel

2005

Soprano Soloist

Handel: The Messiah

Amelia Island Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, FL

Bob Moore

2004

Mother

Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors, in concert

Central FL Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Susan Robinson

2004

Soprano Soloist

Florida Composers’ Forum: Festival of Living Music

The Palladium Theatre,
St Petersburg, FL

Susan Robinson, piano,
Teresa Villani, Cello

2004

Soprano Soloist Professional Recording Debut

“The Dramatic” CD (released by The Apollo Project)

Ensamble Rosario,
Argentina

Marisol Gentile

2004

Soprano Soloist

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

Ancient City Baptist Church Orchestra & Chorus, St. Augustine, FL

 

Carl Peters

2004

Soprano Soloist

Mozart: Requiem Mass

Central FL Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Susan Robinson

2003

Cio-Cio-San

Puccini: Madama Butterfly

First Coast Opera, FL
FCO Orchestra
Delaware Valley Opera, NY. DVO Orchestra

Ron DeFesi

 

Ron DeFesi

2003

 

2003

Soprano Soloist

Catarina to Camoens” Song Cycle by Valerie Saalbach (of The Actor’s Studio, NYC, b.1951) World Premier

International Festival of Women Composers, University of Florida (Gainesville)

Christopher Fecteau, Piano

Mar 17, 2003

Soprano Soloist

Beethoven: Symphony
No. 9

Central FL Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Susan Robinson

2002

Soprano Soloist

The Lighter Side of First Coast Opera

First Coast Opera (FL)

Scott Watkins, Piano

2002

Countess, partial role
Mimi, partial role

Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro, Puccini: La Bohéme, Opera Highlights Concert

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble of New York

Christopher Fecteau, piano

2002

Soprano Soloist

Masterworks Series Concert #9 " A Night at the Opera"

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (FL)

Marcello Mechetti

2001

Shepherd

Puccini: Tosca, (fully staged)

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (FL)

Fabio Mechetti

2001

Flora, Act I

Verdi: La Traviata, Act I, “EMMA goes to the Opera”

First Coast Opera (FL)

Shannon McKay,

piano

2001

Soprano Soloist

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Central FL Phil. Chamber Orchestra;

 

Susan Robinson

 

2001

 

Teachers/Training

Master of Music ‘92, Bachelor of Arts ’90 in music performance, cum laud, University of Florida.

Richard Owens, Elizabeth Peeler Graham.

Resident Artist, Orlando Opera Company 1992, 1993.

Coaches

Scott Rednour, H. Wesley Balk (dramatic), Paul Nadler, Valéry Ryfkin, Christopher Fecteau.

Special Skills:

Sing in German, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, English, Takalag (Philippines). Data Input Processor. Voice mail greetings. Down home Southern cook to feed a crowd. Ice-skate, roller skate. Enjoys biking, yoga, and the beach.

Stage Directors

H. Wesley Balk, Richard McKee, Barbara Robinson, Ron De Fesi, Alan Bruun, Diane Case.

 

FEB 8, 2011. "Opera on the River." Joint concert with mezzo-soprano, Janet Rabe-Meyer. Vero Beach, FL. Exclusive benefit concert. 

FEB 13, 2011. 2:30PM. News-Journal Center. Gillespie Theater.
Daytona Beach. Joint concert with mezzo-soprano, Janet Rabe-Meyer and Bobb Robinson, baritone.

MAR 13, 2011. First Unity of Citrus County, FL. Guest Appearance.


MAY 3, 2011. 7:30PM. Musica Vera
in concert. Guest soloist. University of Florida School of Music, Music Bldg Auditorium, Room 101. Gainesville, FL.  Admission is FREE!

DEC 2011. Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass & selections from Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts. Soprano soloist with Marion Civic Chorale. Matthew Bumbauch conducts. Donations admission!
DEC 4, 4:00PM. Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church. 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy, LeCanto, FL.
DEC 10, 2:00PM. St George Anglican Cathedral.
5646 SE 28th Street, Ocala, FL

DEC 11, 3:00PM. Zion United Methodist Church. 510 N.W Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Ocala, FL

FEB 1, 2012. 7:30PM. evANGELical. UF School of Music, Music Bldg Performance Room 101. Gainesville, FL. Karen creates the leading role of "The Evangelist" in the world premiere of James Paul Sain's ElectroAcoustic micrOPERA, evANGELical. Admission FREE!

MAR 8, 2012. "Opera on the River" Joint concert with mezzo-soprano, Janet Rabe-Meyer. Vero Beach, FL. Exclusive Benefit concert.

KAREN ADAIR: When God Is a Child

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