Karen Chia-ling Ho

Country Taiwan
Specialty Soprano

Winner of the prestigious Renee Fleming Award from Eastman School of Music, soprano Karen Chia-ling Ho began her musical career at the age of six singing in the Taipei Hua-Hsin Children's Choir of Taiwan. She recently made her American Symphony Orchestra in Ernst Krenek’s Der Diktator and has just returned from San Francisco Opera debut in the role of Princess Jia in Bright Sheng’s The Dream of the Red Chamber, a role she reprises with the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2017.

Ms. Ho was a San Francisco Merola Opera program young artist where she sang Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and their Grand Finale Concert. Noted for a beautiful legato and rich color to her instrument, she was presented in concert with the American Composers Orchestra in music by the Chinese composer Li Shaosheng and sang operatic arias and duet with the Shanghai Symphony and Shanghai Philharmonic orchestras. She was featured with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra in the Yellow River Cantata, Strauss’s Op. 27 and operatic arias by Verdi.

Ms. Ho was honored as a participant in the final rounds of the Belvedere, Viñas, NeueStimmen international competitions, and was a District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2014, she was awarded the First Prize at the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition and the Second Prize at the Marcello Giordani Foundation International Vocal competition.