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Karenna Caun

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French

Opera

Cenerentola
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Preston Opera
2018

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Karenna Caun (Photographer Liz Hayley)

Curriculum Vitae

KARENNA CAUN
Mezzo-soprano

Please note that I have, made the change to a mezzo-soprano only over the last year.
So much of what appears on my CV is soprano repertoire.


Address: 14 Lunesdale Court Telephone: 015242 21977
Hornby Mobile: 07977 546569
Lancaster
LA2 8JW
(London base available)

e mail: [email protected]

Music Education: Royal Northern College of Music
(Professional Performers’ Course)
Open University Course , Understanding Music (Distinction)
Else Mayer Lismann Opera Workshop
Summer Music Summer School and Welsh Summer School
Music O Level, Grade V flute, Grade VIII piano (Distinction)
2016 Oxenfoord International Summer School

Open Masterclasses:
RNCM with Brigitte Fassbaender
L’Académie de Musique de Maurice Ravel at St Jean-de-Luz with Gabriel Bacquier and Robin Bowman

Recent engagements
The Ice Break – Michael Tippett (Chorus – mezzo1 - and chorus mentor) Birmingham Opera Company c. Andrew Gourlay p. Graham Vick

'La Traviata on a bus' March 2014 ) WNO Youth and Community/WNOMax
'Tosca on a bus' Autumn 2013 ) performing extracts of all roles(!) and arias
‘Madame Butterfly on a bus’ March 2013) of title roles and animateur work
Previous Operatic roles:
Leonora (Il Trovatore – Last Act) with North Star Opera Summer 2011 c. Sean Ashmore, p. Michael Boe
Second woman (Dido and Aeneas) with Staffordshire Opera c. N.Powell
First Lady (Magic Flute) with Staffordshire Opera (concert version) c. Nick Powell
Amelia (Un Ballo In Maschera (in English)) with Preston Opera -p. Bill Borrow, c. David Sutton
Pamina (Magic Flute) } with London Touring Opera and the
Despina (Così Fan Tutte)} Singapore Symphony Orchestra on tour in The Far East
–p. Tom Hawkes, c. Mark Shanahan
Susanna (Marriage Of Figaro) with London Touring Opera – p. Jonathan Lewsey, c. Margaret Brownbridge of Opera Players

Roles performed in part:
Mother (Tales of Hoffmann), Mrs Julian (Owen Wingrave), Letitia (The Old Maid and the Thief), at Oxenfoord Summer School
Anne Ford (Falstaff) at Oxenfoord 2013 c Susanna Stranders
Fiordiligi (Così Fan Tutte), Arabella (Arabella) and Dorinda (Orlando) excerpts and Malice (Pilgrims’ Progress) at RNCM - p. Stefan Janski and Joseph Ward
Inez (Il Trovatore) with Ealing Opera
Frasquita (Carmen), First and Second Boy (Magic Flute) with Beaufort Opera
Yum-Yum (Mikado), Mabel (Pirates Of Penzance) and Elsie (Yeoman Of The Guard) with Charing Cross Light Opera Society

ORATORIO:
Repertoire includes Mozart Requiem, Mozart Coronation Mass, Haydn Little Organ Mass, Purcell Ode On St Cecilia’s Day, Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art, Mendlessohn Elijah, Handel’s Messiah and L’Allegro, Il Pensieroso ed Il Moderato, Faure Requiem and Vivaldi Gloria performed with various choral societies through the North of England.
Carmina Burana with Leeds University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra 2005.

CONCERT:
Recitals with pianists Peter Noke. A varied repertoire ranging from musical theatre and opera, through lieder, French, English and Russian song including the cycles: Five Poems Of Anna Akhmatova by Prokofiev Op. 27. , Mahler Rückert Lieder, Catalogue des Fleurs (Milhaud), Six Poèmes de Paul Eluard (Auric)

The Four Last Songs by R. Strauss with Liverpool University Orchestra.
Beethoven’s concert aria ‘Ah Perfido!’ with Liverpool Hope Symphony Orchestra. Performances with the trio sonata Sonnatas à Tre of works such as Rameau’s cantata ‘Le Berger Fidèle’


RECORDING:
Voice over and vocals for Europa; Woman (2006) [+60’] – created and performed by the Norwegian company Karen Foss Quiet Works composer Antti Sakari Saario.

Related work: ABRSM Mentor for the CTABRSM course
Singing teaching privately, Sedbergh and Casterton Schools and Lancaster University.
Referees on request

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