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Karina (soprano) is a Brooklyn-based director, performing artist, and educator. Karina is the co-founder and co-director of the grassroots opera company Killer Queen Opera, and is a founding member of the New York-based vocal ensemble Musica Vera.


Karina received her BFA in Vocal Performance and her Music Education Certification from Carnegie Mellon School of Music. She now directs, performs, and teaches in New York City's five boroughs. ​


Karina is a multi-disciplinary vocalist, performer, and director, with a special interest in early music, folk music, and musical theater. Karina has performed with organizations such as The United Nations, NBL, The Italian Academy, Pittsburgh Resonance Works, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Canticum Novum Singers, Oberlin School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and The Laguna Beach Playhouse.​ Karina's operatic highlights are: Being Ariodante (Director) by Jonathon Dawe, L'incoronazione di Poppea (Director) by Monteverdi, La Calisto (Calisto) by Cavalli, Alcina (Oberto) by Handel, and Die Fledermaus (Ida) by Strauss. In addition to operatic repertoire, Karina specializes in choral and chamber music. Her past choral work includes performances under the direction of internationally renowned conductors Manfred Honeck, Gustavo Dudamel, Gary Wedow, Andrés Cárdenes, Harold Rosenbaum, Elph Ely, and many more.


​​Karina is an active teaching artist, working with non-for-profit organizations such as Young Audiences New York and Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in schools throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. She also runs a private voice studio, offering individualized voice lessons and coachings. 





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