Recent highlights for Norwegian soprano Kari Postma include the title role in Catalani’s La Wally at the Volksoper Wien, the title-role in Willy Decker’s staging of Katya Kabanova at the Norwegian National Opera, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin in a co-production between the Arctic Philharmonic and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, as well as concerts with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, The Residentie Orkest The Hague, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, and performances of Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark.
In the season 2017/2018 she is scheduled to sing Violetta in La Traviata at the Danish National Opera, the same role with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Giordano Bellincampi, Verdi’s Messa di Requiem with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in Canada and the title role in La Wally at Volksoper Wien. Further ahead Kari is scheduled to make her role-debut in the title role of Tosca with the Nederlandse Reisopera.
In most recent years, she has sung roles such as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Violetta in La Traviata, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Mimì in La Bohème, Liú in Turandot and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus.
Kari has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in Scandinavia and Europe, including roles at the Komische Oper Berlin, the Norwegian National Opera, Royal Danish Opera and as a member of the ensemble at the Staatsoper Hamburg. Her concert repertoire included works such as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis, Brahms ‘ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem, Dvorak’s Requiem, Te Deum and Stabat Mater, Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 2, 4 and 8, Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass, Sibelius ‘ Orchestral Songs and Mendelssohn’s Elias and Psalm 42.
Kari Postma is winner of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition, has won first prize in the International Phillips music Competition, second prize and special prize of the Leipzig Opera in the Francisco Vinas International Singing Contest and was a finalist in the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition.