KARIM SULAYMAN, tenor

is consistently praised for his “lyrical, expressive and appealing tenor” (WASHINGTON POST) and has been hailed as a “true revelation” (OPÉRA MAGAZINE, France). A versatile and sophisticated artist with repertoire spanning from the Renaissance to contemporary music, he completed three seasons at the renowned Marlboro Music Festival. He has performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Cité de la Musique, the Casals Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has recorded the title role in Handel’s Acis and Galatea with Mercury Baroque, and can be heard on recordings of Philidor and Grétry on the Naxos label. His musical education began with violin studies at age three. As a boy alto soloist, he performed with the Chicago Symphony under Sir Georg Solti and the St. Louis Symphony under Leonard Slatkin. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Rice University and also studied improvisation at the Second City Training Center in Chicago.