Karan Armstrong
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Karan Armstrong
Karan Armstrong is an American operatic soprano who has had an active international career since the 1960s.
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An Spielfreude kaum zu überbieten - Märkische Allgemeine
Google News - over 5 years
Als „Schirmfrau“ der Akademie zog Kammersängerin Karan Armstrong eine Bilanz. „Es ist erfreulich zu beobachten, was aus den jungen Leuten geworden ist, die wir begleitet haben. Auch jetzt stehen einige Talente wieder am Anfang ihrer Karriere
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Figero, Fledermaus und La Boheme - Schweriner Volkszeitung
Google News - over 5 years
In dem Perleberger Geburtshaus der bedeutenden Sopranistin Lotte Lehmann lehren Dozenten von Weltrang, wie die Sopranistin KS Karan Armstrong-Friedrich Was musikalisch bei den Schülern in den drei Wochenprogrammen wächst, das konnten Freitagabend die
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Akademie - Sprungbrett für Karriere - Schweriner Volkszeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Sharleen Joynt kam 2009 zur ersten Perleberger Lotte-Lehmann-Akademie, wo Weltstars wie die Lehmann-Schülerin Karan Armstrong sie unterrichteten. Ein Jahr später trat sie ihr erstes Engagement am anhaltischen Theater Dessau an, wo sie gleich drei
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Die internationale Akzeptanz ist da - Märkische Allgemeine
Google News - over 5 years
Denn an dem Flügel, an dem auch Lotte Lehmann spielte, werden von der kommenden Woche an Kammersängerin Karan Armstrong und Kämmersänger Thomas Moser Meisterkurse geben, wobei sie selbst die Begleitung am Klavier übernehmen
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In memoriam Götz Friedrich - Super Sonntag
Google News - over 5 years
Friedrichs Gattin, die weltberühmte amerikanische Sängerin Karan Armstrong (davor war er mit der Schaupielerin Maria Kubitschek verheiratet), dankte auf der von vielen Verehrern Friedrichs besuchten Gedenkveranstaltung in der Deutschen Oper besonders
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Goethe als Schwerenöter - Märkische Allgemeine
Google News - over 5 years
So gab Kai Wegner den Sinatra-Hit „My Way“ mit angenehm warmer, dunkler Stimme; als Stimm-Charmeur überzeugte er jedoch nicht. Ein Lob gebührt schließlich Kammersängerin Karan Armstrong für ihre knappe, aber herzliche Moderation mit charmantem Akzent
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Kultur: Benefiz-Operngala fördert junge Talente - Berliner Morgenpost
Google News - over 5 years
... des Dirigenten der Deutschen Oper, Kevin McCutcheon , gab gemeinsam mit den Nachwuchsmusikern aus Rheinsberg Lieder von Zeller, Lehár, Puccini und Lloyd Webber zum Besten. Zum zweiten Mal führte die Kammersängerin Karan Armstrong durch den Abend
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Gotz Friedrich, 70, Longtime Chief Of Prestigious Berlin Opera House
NYTimes - about 16 years
Gotz Friedrich, the general director of one of Berlin's chief opera houses, the Deutsche Oper, died on Tuesday. He was 70. The cause was cancer, the Deutsche Oper said in a statement. Mr. Friedrich's final production, Gian Carlo Menotti's ''Amahl and the Night Visitors,'' had its premiere on Friday, but he was too ill to attend. ''Despite his
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RECORD BRIEFS
NYTimes - over 25 years
Henze: 'The Bassarids' Soloists; RIAS Chamber Chorus; Berlin Radio Symphony conducted by Gerd Albrecht. Koch Schwann 314 006; two CD's. While Hans Werner Henze is widely recognized as the most important German opera composer of the postwar era, this is, amazingly, the first recording of one of his major works to appear on CD. In some ways this
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HOME ENTERTAINMENT/RECORDINGS: AND KEEP IN MIND
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Here are some notable releases of the last few months. Recordings are available on CD, LP and cassette unless otherwise noted. Classical Here are some notable releases of the last few months. Recordings are available on CD, LP and cassette unless otherwise noted. Classical DOHNANYI: PIANO QUINTET (OP. 1), SEXTET - Andras Schiff, piano; Takacs
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HOME ENTERTAINMENT/RECORDINGS: AND KEEP IN MIND
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Here are some notable releases of the last few months. Recordings are available on CD, LP and cassette unless otherwise noted. Classical Here are some notable releases of the last few months. Recordings are available on CD, LP and cassette unless otherwise noted. Classical ALKAN: ORGAN WORKS - Kevin Bowyer, organ. Performed and recorded with
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Review/Opera; 'Gotterdammerung,' Wagner's Big Booby Trap
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: The whole of Wagner's ''Ring des Nibelungen'' is strewn with land mines for directors and performers, but the finale of the cycle, ''Gotterdammerung,'' is one great booby trap. It was not a total surprise, therefore, that the Deutsche Oper Berlin's performance at the Kennedy Center Opera House on Saturday evening blew itself to bits, not
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Review/Opera; A Berlin 'Walkure' With Guns as Well as Spears
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Have no fear: stage directors have not yet run out of ways to make one smile at Wagner's ''Ring des Nibelungen.'' The second installment of the Deutsche Oper Berlin's production, ''Die Walkure,'' continued to gratify in that useful respect at its first American performance on Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Have no fear:
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THE EVENING HOURS
NYTimes - over 30 years
''I'M here to make sure no one walks away with the art,'' said Michael L. Ainslie, the president and chief executive officer of Sotheby's Holdings Inc. Alexandra Daly, a student at Barnard College, wasn't sure why she was there. ''Someone told me this party was raising money for face lifts,'' she said. ''That's not true, is it?'' It wasn't. The
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Solti Conducts 'Falstaff' For 'Great Performances'
NYTimes - about 31 years
Verdi's second comic opera - and his only successful one - waited until the composer's 80th year to be written. ''Falstaff'' is also his last work for the stage. And although we have a right to expect its sophistication and subtlety, the exuberant energy always comes as a surprise. Verdi here once again celebrates Shakespeare -with the Falstaff of
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BERNSTEIN'S 'TRISTAN' HIGHLIGHTS THE NEW OPERA RELEASES
NYTimes - over 33 years
Perhaps the most eagerly awaited of the fall opera releases is Leonard Bernstein's account of Wagner's ''Tristan und Isolde'' (Philips 6769 091, five disks). Mr. Bernstein probably counts as our most overtly Romantic international- circuit conductor, the man with the most tangible links to the great Romantic conductors and composers of the past. He
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Karan Armstrong
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 67
    In the 2009/2010 season (December/January), Armstrong sang the Old Lady in Bernstein's Candide, at the Flanders Opera; Larina in Tschaikowsky`s "Eugen Onegin", at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (March/April/May) as well as the Queen of Hearts in Unsunk Chin`s "Alice in Wonderland" at the Grand Teatre de Geneve (June). Armstrong was married for many years to opera director Götz Friedrich. Their marriage ended upon Friedrich's death in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had one son together.
  • FORTIES
  • 1985
    Age 43
    In 1985, Armstrong was named a Kammersängerin in Stuttgart; in 1994, she received the title in Berlin.
    More Details Hide Details She has a son from her marriage to Götz Friedrich.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 37
    Further performances in Europe followed, including Tosca in Venice, and Elsa in the 1979 Bayreuth Festival's Lohengrin, directed by her future husband, Götz Friedrich, which was later recorded and filmed.
    More Details Hide Details She also sang in Berlin (where she was to be a great favorite), Vienna, Paris, Covent Garden (Lulu, which Robert Craft once declared was "accurately sung and perfectly enacted"), Los Angeles, and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Armstrong has sung in several operatic world premieres, including Gottfried von Einem's Jesu Hochzeit (as Death), Giuseppe Sinopoli's Lou Salomé, Luciano Berio's Un re in ascolto, York Höller's Maître et Marguerite and Siegfried Matthus's Desdemona und ihre Schwestern. Other celebrated roles include those in Susannah, Salome, Les contes d'Hoffmann (as Giulietta), La voix humaine, Lohengrin, Pelléas et Mélisande, Lulu, Wozzeck, Der Rosenkavalier, Die tote Stadt, Parsifal, Erwartung, Die Walküre (as Sieglinde), Katya Kabanova, The Makropulos Case, Fidelio, Mathis der Maler (as Ursula), Tannhäuser (as Venus, with René Kollo) and Dialogues des Carmélites (as Mother Marie of the Incarnation).
  • 1974
    Age 32
    In 1974, Armstrong first appeared in Europe, as Micaëla in Carmen, at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she created a great sensation with her performance of Salome at the same theatre.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 27
    Better offers came her way from the New York City Opera, and she made her first appearance with that company as the Reine de Chémakhâ in Le coq d'or in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details She was to appear at that theatre many times through 1977, singing such roles as Violetta in La traviata (1975), the title heroine in La Belle Helene (1976), and Minnie in La fanciulla del West (1977) among others.
    She continued to perform regularly at the Met up through the Spring of 1969 in smaller roles like the Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel and Annina in La traviata.
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  • 1966
    Age 24
    She made her debut at the Met on October 2, 1966 as one of the servants in Richard Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten under conductor Karl Böhm with Leonie Rysanek as the Empress and Christa Ludwig as the Dyer's Wife.
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    In 1966 Armstrong won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions which led to her being engaged by the house as a comprimario singer.
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  • 1965
    Age 23
    She made her operatic debut in 1965 with a minor company in San Francisco as Musetta in La bohème.
    More Details Hide Details She made her first appearances with the San Francisco Opera the following year as Elvira in L'Italiana in Algeri.
  • 1963
    Age 21
    Originally trained as a pianist, Armstrong graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details She later studied with Lotte Lehmann in Santa Barbara, California.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Born
    Born in 1941.
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