Kari Postma


With her dramatic stage presence and her artistic integrity Norwegian/Dutch Kari Postma is a unique, exclusive singer. Described in the press as tenderness and emotional intelligence, singing nerves and having a chrystalclear voice cutting through the large orchestra. The award-winning soprano has sung several main roles at some of the leading opera houses of Europe and Scandinavia, and has had a prominent role in the soloist ensemble at Staatsoper Hamburg for several years. She is a first prize winner of the Queen Sonja competition, second prize and the prize of the Leipzig Oper of the Francesco Vinas competition, first prize winner of the international Phillips music competition, and Anders Jahre most promising young artist of the year.

Kari made her debut at the Norwegian National Opera as Pamina/Zauberflöte, a role she sang regularly for 10 years, in houses throughout Europe. From 2007-2011 she was a soloist at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, appearing regularly as Pamina/Zauberflöte, Susanna/Figaro, Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel, Zdenka/Arabella, Ännchen/Freiscütz, Nannetta/Falstaff, Adina/Elisir d’amore, Norina/Don Pasquale, Contessa/Figaro, Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, Liú/Turandot and Mimi/La Boheme.

In more recent years she has performed Leonora/Trovatore, Violetta/La Traviata, Rosalinde/Fledermaus, Tatyana/Eugen Onegin, Tosca/Tosca, Katya/Katya Kabanova, Ortrud/Lohengrin, Giorgetta/Il Tabarro, Wally/La Wally, The Queen/Klippeoerne and Hanna Glawari/Die Lustige Witwe in houses throughout Europe and Canada.

As a concert singer, Kari has performed with leading orchestras in Norway, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Canada and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Appearing regularly with Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder, Bergs ‘Sieben Frühe Lieder, Verdi Requiem, Beethoven 9, Dvoraks ‘Te Deum’ and ‘Stabat Mater’ and Mahler symhony nr. 2 and 4.

She has sung roles at The Norwegian National Opera, Danish National Opera, The Royal Theatre of Copenhagen, Komische Oper Berlin, Volksoper Wien, Malmö Opera, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Nederlandse reisopera, Opera Krakowska, to name a few.