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Karen Slack is set to return to The Metropolitan Opera as Serena in Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.”
The soprano will sing the recently announced performances on Feb. 12 and 15, 2020.
The two performances will mark the first time Slack performs at the Met Opera since her debut in the title role of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” in 2005.
Slack has performed the role of Serena at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera, the National Chorale and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Fort Worth Opera.
She recently created the role of Billie the world premiere of “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” by Terence Blanchard with Opera Theatre Saint Louis and also sang the with the Philadelphia Orchestra in the world premiere of Hannibal Lokumbe’s “Healing Tones,” conducted by maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Slack joins a cast that includes Angel Blue, Eric Owens, and Denyce Graves.