Australian soprano Kari Lyon (Bridie) wins prize in New York

Kari Lyon (Bridie)

Australian soprano Kari Lyon is the recipient of the 2012 Concert Artist Prize in the Metropolitan International Music Festival in New York. In June, she returns to the US to play Bridie in workshops of Eric Sawyer’s opera The Garden of Martyrs (world premiere 2013), joining a distinguished cast, including Amy Johnson, directed by Vernon Hartman.
She has performed throughout Australia, Italy, the UK, and the United States. Her operatic roles include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Castello Brancaleoni in Piobbico), La Prima Sorella Cercatrice in Suor Angelica (Teatro Bramante in Urbania), as well as Pamina and First Lady in Die Zauberflote, Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice, Gianetta in L’Elisir D’Amore, and Millie in Denise Page Caraher’s delightful children’s opera Figatroll.

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