Karen McInally - biography
Karen is a regular soloist and chorus member of Opera South East. Operatic roles include Azucena ‘Il Trovatore’, Suzuki ‘Madame Butterfly’, Zita ‘Gianni Schicchi’, Prince Orlofsky ‘Die Fledermaus’, Carmen ‘Carmen’ and most of the contralto roles in G&S operettas including Katya in the recent world premiere of ‘Buxton or Bust’.
She has performed at Covent Garden (St Paul’s Church!) as Arnalta ‘L’incoronazione di Poppea’ and made her Glyndebourne debut in 2013 as Elizabeth Taylor in the world premiere of ‘Imago’ by Orlando Gough and Stephen Plaice. She has assisted/directed productions for OSE including ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’. She is a keen recitalist and performs regularly at Holy Trinity Church lunchtime recital series.
Karen trained privately with Jane Metcalfe and has a Diploma in Opera Performance Studies from Birkbeck College. She currently works as a Voice Therapist and Macmillan Speech & Language Therapist.
We are delighted Karen has joined us on the Committee of OSE