Karl Kaminsky makes his company debut in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, appearing as the Imperial Commissioner. A theater and film actor, in addition to opera singer, Mr. Kaminsky has performed over 35 roles in theaters around the world, including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real (Madrid), Royal Swedish Opera, Mariinsky Opera, Tokyo Opera, Salzburg Festival, Rotterdam Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Mikkeli Festival, Kiel Festival, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and Opera Baden-Baden among others. Active also as an oratorio singer, he recently performed Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil with the San Francisco Choral Society; Carmina Burana (Orff) with the Sacramento Choral Society and Zigeunerlieder (Brahms) with the New England Classical Singers.
Highlights of his operatic appearances include Benoit with South Dakota Symphony; de Beausset (War and Peace -Prokofiev) with Royal Swedish Opera; Prince Mikhail Ivanov (War and Peace) at the Salzburg Festival; a muscovite (War and Peace) at the Tokyo Opera and at the Teatro Real and Teatro alla Scala; Truffaldino (The Love for Three Oranges -Prokofiev) at the Festival Aix en Provence; and a number of roles at the Mariinsky Theater, including Shuysky (Boris Godunov); Tinca (Il tabarro); Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro); Pong (Turandot); Arturo (Lucia); Goro (Madama Butterfly); Pyotr Fedorovich (The Nose – Shostakovich); Grishka Kuterma (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh -Rimsky-Korsakov); Don Jerome (Betrothal in a Monastery – Prokofiev); Scaramuccio (Ariadne); Spalanzani (Les contes d’Hoffmann) and Tsarevich Gvidon (The Golden Cockerel -Rimsky-Korsakov).
He holds a performance degree from the Academia Studio in Saint Petersburgh (1998), studied at Gergiev Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers between 2000 and 2005 and has performed under conductors Valerie Gergiev and Kent Nagano, among others.