Soprano Karin Wolverton has been described by Opera News “a young soprano to watch”, having “a lovely warm tone, easy agility and winning musicality”. In 2010-11, Karin joined the Dayton Philharmonic for their gala performance of “Viva Italia!,” sang the role of Pamina with the Minnesota Orchestra in Die Zauberflöte, and performed Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Opera Omaha. She recently took on the challenging role of Anna Sörensen in the world premier of Kevin Put’s Silent Night with the Minnesota Opera, made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Minnesota Orchestra in Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, and will soon perform Mahler’s Symphony No 2 with the Chippewa Valley Symphony. This season she returns to Minnestosa Opera for the premiere of Doubt, and will be seen in concert with the Discovery Ensemble in Boston
Her engagements for 2009-2010 included Musetta in La bohème with Minnesota Opera, as well as covering the title role of Salome with the company, and a concert appearance with Great Falls Symphony. Recently she sang the role of Mimi in La bohème with Pensacola Opera and sang the Spirit as well as covering the title role in Rusalka with Minnesota Opera. Previous engagements for 2008-2009 included a reprisal of her role in The Grapes of Wrath with Pittsburgh Opera, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Piedmont Opera, and Mimi in La bohème with Teatro Nacional de Managua in Nicaragua. Ms. Wolverton has been seen as Micaëla in Carmen with Des Moines Metro Opera, where in previous seasons she was seen in the roles of Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, and Antonia in Les Contes d’ Hoffmann.
Engagements for 2006-2007 included a return to Minnesota Opera for Antonia in their Les Contes d’ Hoffmann, participation in the World Premiere of The Grapes of Wrath with both Minnesota Opera and Utah Opera and a soloist engagement with the Eugene Symphony in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. She has performed the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Minnesota Opera where she dazzled audiences as Ines in Donizettti’s rarely performed bel canto masterpiece Maria Padilla, and sang Micaëla in Carmen to a warm reception. In recent years she has appeared as Pamina in The Magic Flute, the Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Praskowia in The Merry Widow, Clotilde in Norma, Moira in The Handmaid’s Tale, Alisa in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and as the Celestial Voice in Verdi’s Don Carlos. Ms. Wolverton was a featured soloist in the Minnesota Orchestra’s performances of Dvorak’s Te Deum and singing Mimì in excerpts from La bohème.
Ms. Wolverton spent two summers as an apprentice with the Des Moines Metro Opera, covering the role of Marguerite in Faust. With a Mastersof Arts in Vocal Performance at the University of Minnesota, she has performed several roles as part of its Opera Theatre: Madame Lidoine in Dialogue of the Carmelites, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro and Nero in The Coronation of Poppea.
Ms. Woverton was invited to participate in Central City Opera’s Young Artist Program in Colorado where she covered Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffmann and appeared in The Student Prince. She has also sung the role of the Mother in the Minnesota Orchestra’s production of Amahl and the Night Visitors.