Daveda Karanas: A winner of the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Greek-American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas has been hailed for her “capacious power” and “a voice lustrous and exciting” (San Francisco Chronicle).
This season will see Ms. Karanas in her first complete 'Ring Cycle' at San Francisco Opera under Donald Runnicles. In Francesca Zambello’s stagings, she will sing both Waltraute and the 2nd Norn in the new production of 'Götterdämmerung' and Waltraute in 'Die Walküre'. Ms. Karanas will also sing Suzuki in 'Madama Butterfly' and cover Amneris in 'Aida' . . . , both under Nicola Luisotti at the San Francisco Opera. Future seasons will see Ms. Karanas at the Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera, Oper Frankfurt, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Arizona Opera, and Seattle Opera.