Shira Karmon
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The Israeli soprano, often described as a singer with "a voice full of luminosity and stage presence", gave her European debut at the Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken in Germany and was invited to perform in Berlin at the Komische Oper and Neuköllner Oper, In Hamburg (Kammeroper), at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France, and at the Bavarian State Theatre in Passau, Germany. International Festivals include the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Opera Festivals in Chiemgau Germany and in Aberdeen United Kingdom. In these Venues, she was heard as "Mimi" in La Bohème, "Countess" in Le Nozze di Figaro, "Donna Elvira" in Don Giovanni, "Fiordiligi" in Cosi fan Tutte and "Giulietta" in Les Contes d’ Hoffmann.
She made remarkable appearances at the Schwetzinger Festival and Berlin Festival in Peter Eötvös's "As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams", and at the Semper Depot in the Modern Opera Festival in Vienna: „Out of Control“ as well as at the Festival of „Wien Modern“ with the World Premiere of the Satire Opera: „Whatever Works“. She was also invited with this piece to the Teatro Comunale di Bolzano in Italy.
Ms. Karmon participated in the Opera „Baruch’s Silence“ which was produced in honor of the Festivities for 50 Years existence of Israeli-German diplomatic relations, in Fürth near Nuremberg, Germany.
As a renowned concert singer Ms. Karmon performed at the Contertgebow in Amsterdam, at the Berlin Konzerthaus, at the Lincoln Center New York, in Mar del Plata and Bahia Blanca, Argentina, the Villa Medici in Rome and at the European Weeks in Passau. Karmon’s wide concert repertoire includes the solo soprano part in „The Wedding“ by Stravinsky and in Beethoven’s Choral Phantasy which she sang at the opening Gala of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, with musicians such as Daniil Trifonov.
In October 2016, Karmon was invited to represent Austria in the Festivities of the Austrian National Day in Washington D.C. and New York City, and was featured in the Project „Die Wanderer“ with special songs by Salomon Sulzer and his sons, touring Vienna, Hohenems and Jerusalem.
In November 2016 Shira Karmon and well known Pianist Paul Gulda gave a concert at the Wiener Staatsoper/Studiobühne within the Yiddish Culture Festival Vienna. Karmon worked with stage directors such as Giancarlo del Monaco, John Cox, Federico Davia, Michael Scheidl and under the baton of Stuart Bedford, Bruno Rigacci, Hiroaki Masuda, Heiko M. Förster, Walter Kobéra, Stanley Sperber and Simeon Pironkoff.

The Israeli Radio Network "Kol Hamusica" in Jerusalem featured Shira Karmon repeatedly. She studied at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv (now the Buchman Metha Institute) and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York and holds a price of the Competition "Lied of the 20th and 21st Century" of the Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft.

 

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