Kari Abraham — 2016 YAC Senior Runner-Up
Kari Abraham is a passionate lyric soprano. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in voice performance at the University of Toronto where she studies with Wendy Nielsen. Ms. Abraham has attended various training programs such as Wendy Nielsen’s Vocal Technique Workshop, and COSI (Center for Opera Studies in Italy). Throughout her training she has had the privilege of working with Liz Upchurch, Anne Larlee, Tom Diamond, Russel Braun, Warren Jones, Michael McMahon, and Steven Philcox. Ms. Abraham holds a bachelor’s degree in performance from the University of Toronto, and in her last year was a chorister in UofT’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. This past year she appeared as Emma in Toronto Operetta Theater’s production of Guerrero’s Los Gavilanes, and Guiletta in Summer Opera Lyric Theater’s production of Les contes d’Hoffman. Other opera excerpts include Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), and Marzelline (Fidelio).
Kari will be singing Bizet’s “Je ne rien” from Carmen and Puccini’s “Quando men vo” from La Boheme at our “Rising Stars” concert on Sunday, April 2, 2017.