Soprano Evan Kardon from Philadelphia makes her Florida Grand Opera debut this season. This past season, she sang with the chorus of Opera Philadelphia in both Turandot and Le Nozze di Figaro; she also participated in a workshop of The Wake World, premiering Fall 2017.
Kardon has participated in numerous Young Artist Programs, including: Opera Saratoga’s Apprentice Program (Susanna cover, Le Nozze di Figaroand Second Fairy in Philip Glass’ The Witches of Venice); Des Moines Metro Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program (Blonde cover, Die Entführung aus dem Serail); Wolf Trap Opera’s Studio Artist program (Une Dame, Mamelles de Tirésias); OperaWorks’ Emerging Young Artist Program; and CoOPERAtive’s Young Artist Program. Kardon has also been a participant in the International Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal. In January of 2016 she was a District Finalist at the Metropolitan Council Auditions.
Kardon holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Rice University and a Master in Music from San Francisco Conservatory, where she performed the role of Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, as well as Atalanta in Serse.
She will be performing the role of Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice as well as Slave in Strauss’ Salome.