| Karol Bennett, soprano
Hailed for her “sumptuous sound, wrenching poignancy, and faultless musicianship” The New York Times, “resonant focus, glimmering tone and creamy fluidity” The Los Angeles Times, and “ravishing tone and fire of imagination” The Boston Globe, soprano Karol Bennett has been heard worldwide in lieder, oratorio, opera, and new music. Her honors include the Pro Musicis International Award, an Artistic Ambassadorship, a fellowship from the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and a Duo Recitalists Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Her recording of music of Earl Kim with the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra was supported by a grant from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Released on New World Records, the album was chosen for the “Critics’ Choices: Classical Music, 2001” by the New York Times and praised by Gramophone magazine for its “authoritative performances.”
Karol was one of the inspirations for the title character of Ann Patchett's award-winning novel "Bel Canto." "Karol was the only singer I've ever known, and I patterned Roxane after her."
Ann Patchett, in an interview in the Radcliffe Quarterly, Summer 2001
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