Karah Son
Soprano - W
A Student of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, she specialized under the guidance of Mirella Freni. She made her operatic debut as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro at the National Theater of Seoul, she later performed the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Teatro San Lorenzo in Milan and Mimì in La Bohème at the Teatro Cristallo in Bergamo. Among her recent appearances, she held the role of Liù in Turandot at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. She opened the 2010 season performing La Bohème at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari.
REVIEWS
Otello
Sydney, Opera House
21/02/2022

“Karah Son’s Desdemona had something close to a perfection of beauty in the sound with rich colour, soft finish and quiet poised presence to match. After the first three acts of male intrigue, her Willow Song and Ave Maria in Act IV were the musical centre of the work for their still moments of quiet simplicity, comely melodic shape and poignant expressiveness.”

(Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald)


“Fresh from their success as Calaf and Liu in Opera Australia’s Turandot, South Koreans Yonghoon Lee and Karah Son triumphantly returned to the Sydney Opera House for Verdi’s tale of love destroyed by jealousy. Son was equally compelling, expressing Desdemona’s love and sorrow with beautifully rounded soprano notes, and carefully considered and executed vocal dynamics – as well as physical stillness and graceful gestures. In a consistently excellent performance, her poignant Act 4 double aria was particularly exquisite”

(Patricia Maunder, Bachtrack.com/)


La Bohème
Sydney, Opera House
05/01/2020

“Karah Son, the Korean born, Italian trained soprano was an enchanting Mimi. Passionate when well, fragile in her illness. A beautiful voice, clean and clear hitting her notes beautifully.Her previous roles for OA were Asian characters, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly and Liu in Turandot. This was her first “Western “ role. May there be many more.


Turandot
Melbourne, State Theatre
19/11/2019

“As Liu, Karah Son gets Puccini’s most sincere, impassioned music and she doesn’t waste it. In her poignant final scene, Son’s voice was full of heartbreak with huge, glorious high notes. The tenor might get the big tune but the sopranos soar in everything else.”

(Bridget Davies, The Age)


“Korean soprano Karah Son gave a heartfelt interpretation of Liù. She has a powerful vocal range and threw herself into the role with utter conviction. The audience greeted her with massive approval at the final curtain.”

(Gregory Pritchard, ConcertoNet.com)


Turandot, Bologna
19/01/2012

“Karah Son[…] la più applaudita tra i solisti (anche dopo l’aria “Signore ascolta….”), e senza dubbio la più aderente alla missione drammatica del personaggio pucciniano per antonomasia”

Luca Baccolini, (la Repubblica)

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