Shira Karmon

The Israeli soprano, gave her European debut at the Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken in Germany and performed among others, at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France, the Fürth Theater, Germany and the Teatro Comunale di Bolzano in Italy. 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.

Karmon made remarkable appearances at the Schwetzingen and MaerzMusik Festivals in Germany, at the Modern music Festivals„Out of Control“, Wien Modern“, Styriate in Austria and the Lincoln Center New York. Her 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, featuring also Daniil Trifonov.  She gave concerts at the Wiener Staatsoper/Studiobühne, the Konzerthaus Berlin, MuTh Vienna and performed Salomon Sulzer Songs in collaboration with four students from the Magnificat Institut at the Jewish Museum Hohenems, Vienna Hamakom Theater and the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem.

The Israeli Radio Network “Kol Hamusica” in Jerusalem featured Shira Karmon repeatedly. She studied at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York and holds prizes of the Competition “Lied of the 20th and 21st Century” of the Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft as well as the best performance of an Israeli Piece from the Institute of Israeli Music. Her new album “The spirit of Hope” with Paul Gulda will come out in the spring.