Karen Gardeazabal


Karen Gardeazabal began her formal training at the Conservatorio del Estado de México; in 2011 she did specialized studies with tenor Dennis O’Neil in Wales, United Kingdom and in 2015 she attended the International Opera Performing Experience in Italy.

She continued her preparation with the renowned pianist and teacher Ángel Rodríguez and was a fellow of the Perfection Workshop of SIVAM. She attended numerous master classes with Francisco Araiza, Ramón Vargas, Plácido Domingo, Ruth Falcon, Maureen O’Fkynn, Vlad Iftinca, John Fisher, Gregory Kunde, Davide Livermore, among others.

Gardeazabal is part of the prestigious Center for Perfection Plácido Domingo at the Palau les Arts Reina Sofia, in Valencia, Spain, where she made her debut as Adina in Donizetti´s L’Elisir D’Amore in the 2016-2017 season. Additionally, she has sung the Governess in The Turn of the Screw, besides participating as cover of Carmen Romeu as Elettra in Idomeneo and working under the baton of Fabio Biondi, Keri-Lyn Wilson and Christopher Franklin.

Karen made her international debut in Bogotá, Colombia at the gala “The Best of Mexican Lyric”. In Mexico City she participated in the gala “Javier Camarena: Prince among Tenors” in the National Auditorium. She has been presented at recitals and galas accompanied by orchestras such as the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco at Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes and Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City as well as concerts with Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, under the direction of renowned conductors such as Enrique Bátiz, Marco Parisotto, José Areán and Ligia Amadio.

Karen Gardeazabal Biography

She was the winner of the first place, both as “youth revelation” and ProÓpera audience award, at the thirty-second edition of the Carlo Morelli National Singing Competition at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City in 2012. In 2015, she reached the third place in the Opera Contest of San Miguel and the special prize Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques.

Gardeazabal debuted the role of Mimi in La Bohème at the Euro-Mediterranean Festival of Taormina which was broadcast in cinemas all over the world; at New Opera Theater in Dubai as Fiordiligi in Cosí Fan Tutte; as Elcía in Mosè in Egitto at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples; as Tebaldo in Don Carlo next to Plácido Domingo and María José Siri at Palau de les Arts and as Servilia at La Clemenza di Tito. She recently performed as Mimi in La Bohéme at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples.