Daveda Karanas

— Mezzo-Soprano

"American mezzo Daveda Karanas made a first class Lisa, her firm, powerful voice well suited to her remorseless character..."
Mark Glanville, Opera Now, June 2019 - Liese in 'The Passenger' at Israeli Opera

“Daveda Karanas was a velvet-voiced, soft-edged Fricka who admitted wanting the new castle to bind Wotan closer to her.”
Maria Nockin, Opera Today, April 18, 2018 - Fricka in 'Das Rheingold' at Arizona Opera

“Other outstanding vocal performances included...commanding mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas as Ježibaba, the witch who gives Rusalka a potion to cross over into the human world...”
Cathalena E. Burch, Arizona Daily Star, November 20, 2016 - Ježibaba in 'Rusalka' at Arizona Opera

“As Liese, the mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas gave a richly textured performance, with a gleaming voice and first-class acting. She effectively communicated a person being overwhelmed by guilt, as her desperate rationalizations failed her.”
David Fleshler, South Florida Classical Review, April 4, 2016 - Liese in 'The Passenger' at Florida Grand Opera

“Karanas made a memorable OTSL debut as Mother Marie of the Incarnation...She’s tall and commanding, with a big, gorgeous voice that’s seamless from top to bottom.”
Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 20, 2014 - Mother Marie in 'Dialogues of the Carmelites' at Opera Theatre of St. Louis


Greek-American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas has been hailed for her “capacious power” and “a voice lustrous and exciting.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Daveda Karanas makes her debut at the Israeli Opera singing Lise in The Passenger for the 2018-2019 season. Recently, she was seen as Lise in The Passenger at both Florida Grand Opera and Michigan Opera Theater following her successful role debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the same role. She made a major role debut as Kundry in Parsifal at the Lyric Opera of Chicago under Andrew Davis. . . .

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