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Karen Wemhoener is a soprano from Dallas, Texas currently located in Boston. Most recently, she performed the roles of Dew Fairy and Sandman in Hansel and Gretel with the Narnia Vocal Arts Program. Karen has premiered three roles: Landsis in Ourland by Paul Davies with the San José Chamber Orchestra, Blue Fairy in Pinocchio by Aaron Hunt, and scenes as Ariadne from Horned and Hidden Child by Mikaela McQueston. She is earning her Masters in Opera at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

While studying in Tennessee, Karen performed the roles of Adele in Die Fledermaus and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with UT Opera Theatre and was a part of other productions such as Carmen, An Embarrassing Position, and L’Elisir D’amore. VolOpera, the undergraduate opera club at the University of Tennessee, gave her the opportunity to perform scenes, programs, and recitals, as well as leadership experience as president for the ‘21/22 season. Recent awards include first place at the National Student Auditions in 2019. 

Karen Wemhoener is a published composer in Modern Music for New Singers: 21st Century American Art Songs Soprano Vol. 1, published by North Star LLC. Committed to composing, performing, and reimagining new works, she is an innovative artist working to revolutionize opera.