Karen Slack, Soprano


Kennedy~Reedy Theatre, McGlothlin Center for the Arts (MCA) — 30481 Garnand Dr.

Join us for an evening of high drama and amazing vocal virtuosity as soprano Karen Slack and pianist Scott Gendel take us on a musical journey that will engage our senses and touch our heart!

Hailed for possessing a voice of extraordinary beauty, a seamless legato and great dramatic depth, young American soprano Karen Slack was most recently heard as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Nashville Opera, Serena in Porgy and Bess with the National Chorale and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with both Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Vancouver Opera, and Anna in Le villi in her debut with the Scottish Opera.  Additionally, Ms. Slack portrayed a featured role in Tyler Perry’s movie and soundtrack “For Colored Girls” as the Opera Diva. Future engagements include Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with Kentucky Opera and Minnesota Opera as well as joining the Toruń Symphony Orchestra at the Toruń Music Festival (Poland).

Ms. Slack made her Carnegie Hall debut as Agnes Sorel in Tchaikovsky’s Maid of
 Orleans, a role she also performed with the San Francisco Opera and has sung the title role in Aïda with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She made her Metropolitan Opera and international radio broadcast debuts in the title role of Verdi’s Luisa Miller.

Karen’s Emory & Henry performance will reflect her interest in social justice and include songs of diverse cultural flavor, including spirituals and works which feature texts by Langston Hughes, including one composed by Scott Gendel (pianist for Madison Opera and recent area composer) who will serve as collaborative pianist for the performance.

Tickets are $ 23. FREE to E&H students, faculty, and staff (one ticket per student, two tickets per faculty/staff member, must claim in person at the Box Office with E&H ID).