Iris Karlin is a Native Israeli, internationally acclaimed singer, musician and actress. Iris has been praised for her rare combination of stage presence and musicianship by critics and conductors alike, winning audience’s favorite awards for many of the roles she portrayed. While Iris mostly classifies herself as a comedian singer of Bel Canto and Operetta, and is frequently complimented for her comic acting, She got rave revues for performing lyrical roles as well. Performed roles include: Pamina (Magic Flute, Labyrinth-American Premiere), Musetta, Mimi (La Bohème), Violetta (La Traviata), Susanna (Marriage of Figaro, I due Figaro- American Premiere), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Rosina (Barber of Seville), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore), Marguerite (Faust), Micaëla, (Carmen), Adele, Rosalinda (Fledermaus), Elsie (Yeoman of the Guard), Rose Maybud (Ruddigore), and the title roles in: Cendrillon, Carmen, Manon, Merry Widow, Snegurochka, Circus Princess, Patience and Princess Ida. Iris also made some of the costumes for the shows she’s been in. Iris sings as the regular soloist at the First Presbyterian Church in Englewood, NJ and at Riverdale Temple in the Bronx. She teaches Music in preschools and academies. Iris also directs kids shows off-Broadway, and adult operas for local companies in NYC and NJ, and conducts choirs.   Please visit  www.iriskarlin.com

Diane Lang is the Orchestra Director for the Hudson Lyric Opera Company in Stony Point, NY.  For the past 30+ years she has been an orchestra teacher in the North Rockland (NY) Central School District, where she has conducted numerous Broadway musicals. As a violinist, she is currently performing with the Orchestra of St. Peter By the Sea and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra.  In years past she has also been a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic, the North Jersey Symphony, and the Rockland Symphony Orchestra. While performing with the Syracuse Symphony she earned a master’s degree in violin performance from Syracuse University. Her undergraduate degrees are in both violin performance and music education. Her concert experiences on violin, viola and bassoon have contributed to her natural and practical approach to conducting. She is grateful to Dr. Marvin Von Deck for inviting her to share the conductor’s podium for this performance.   Information on the Hudson Lyric Opera is available at : Hudsonlyricopera.org

Iris Karlin Soprano

Diane Lang Conductor