Shira Karmon
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Not only two souls seem to dwell in her chest. At least an impulsive one and a sensitive one. One furious-proud and one naive-defiant all of which come to expression. The Israeli singer performed a sparkling Lieder recital together with the pianist Ekaterina Tarnopolskaja in the full up Café Museum. Shira Karmon has an ability to enchant her audience with pure vocal beauty. The clear soprano flows playfully over the sensitive and dynamic piano playing of Tarnopolskaja - beginnng with the mystic intonation immanent in the chansons through the liveliness like in a Musical, then with all the tragedy in Weill's settings of Brecht's lyrics. The singer unveils all her souls with unbelievable presence and persuasiveness so that sounds seem to become tangible.
Passauer Neue Presse

 

Her interpretation of Richard Strauss and Robert Schumann shows a grand vocal culture. In Joaquin Turina's "Poema en Forma de Canciones" the young soprano showed her natural stage presence. While singing, Shira Karmon was completely in her element, playing on the claviature of emotion from audacious to ecstatic bliss of love through to the fear of solitude. The music of the israeli composer Eyal Bat is sometimes voluptuous, sometimes introverted, allowing the singer much space for her evolvement. Shira Karmon made brilliantly use of this space during her marvelous performance at the "Bahnhof Rolandseck". Her enormous power of creation is fascinating and her rich and caressing voice embodies a striking intensity.
Generalanzeiger Bonn

 

The most impressive singer was the soprano Shira Karmon. [...] she created unforgettable art.
Saarbrücker Zeitung

 

Shira Karmon was a thrilling Donna Elvira in voice and expression.
Traunsteiner Tagblatt

 

Donna Elvira was aristocratically sung by Shira Karmon.
The Herald

 

Shira Karmon impressed with her vocal power switching from Traviata to Carmen. Replacing her college, Shira Karmon composed herself as a perfect Micaela - moving in the Duet with Don José and convincing in the frightful Aria "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante".
Paysan du Haut Rhin

 

More of a fighter than the Norma character Shira Karmon sang the rival Adalgisa. Smoothley she changed from low to high register, keeping an unchanged timbre.
Münchner Merkur

 

Shira Karmon was a briliant replacement in the role of Michaela
DNA Ribeauville

 

Ann evening in the sign of love: Shira Karmon and Antoine Palloc in "Summertime" by Gershwin. The soprano gave a very special interpretation. Here is a beautiful duo, and a voice that carried away music lovers.
L' alsace

 

Shira Karmon who sang the role of LeÏla, had the whole expression of a desperate lover in her voice.
DNA Colmar

 

[In Bohuslav Martinů's] "Alexandre Bis" Shira Karmon is a very coquettish Armande, very natural and her voice suits the role.
Les Afifches Moniteur

 

 

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