"The production’s “poor, pale Rusalka” was soprano Emily Birsan in a captivating role debut. The famous “Song to the Moon” revealed the soprano’s lovely lyric instrument and aptitude for intelligent phrasing straightaway; but it was in her anguished narrative “Ó marno,...


"Soprano Karin Wolverton dazzled in Minnesota Opera’s “Silent Night” and shines as Fiordiligi. . . Baritone Sidney Outlaw and tenor Javier Abreu ham it up as Guglielmo and Ferrando. They’re never evil, just young and kind of dumb, led around and misled by Don Alfonso....


"But the stage belonged to the women. Emily Birsan. . . as Rusalka was a study in subtle shadings of her expressive soprano voice . . . She is a powerful singer and convincing actress who was engaging to watch and to hear. . . The villainous Foreign Princess portrayed...


"As Tatiana, soprano Karin Wolverton sang with a lustrous, meaty voice. Her dynamics were wide ranging and her phrasing had a pleasant linear flow. Although her Act I Letter Scene was intense and boiled with frenetic emotion, at the opera's finale, she was cool and in...


"Wolverton, a Minnesota native who originated the role in 2011, was impressive as the dignified and fiercely protective Anna. Her warm tone and precision was just right in the a capella "Dona nobis pacem" that ends Act I. . .  The most striking vocal performance came f...


"As his partner Anna Sørensen, Karin Wolverton reprised the part she sang in 2011, including an impassioned account of her anguished Act Two aria...The nuanced, cultured singing of baritone Edward Parks, as the French Lt. Audebert, was another vocal highlight of the ev...


(Phoenix, Tucson, Arizona) Arizona Opera's electrifying premiere of the new American opera Riders of the Purple Sage will be released for broadcast nationally on November 25, 2017. As part of the American Opera Series, the broadcast will be heard in more than 370 marke...


"And Karin Wolverton made Donna Anna a powerful vocal presence, hitting high notes that may have shattered glass (although an audience member may have just dropped a glass)." -Pioneer Press

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"Yet his cinematic score, conducted with verve by Joseph Mechavich, also has a very contemporary energy, with flashing violins of the sort that build excitement in the latest “Star Wars” flick.

On opening night in Tucson, the lead roles of Jane and Lassiter were sung by...


"Karin Wolverton a smartly vocalized Freia"  
- Minneapolis Star Tribune

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"Karin Wolverton is utterly stunning as Freia" - Twin Cities Arts Reader

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