Education and Background
Karen Buck trained at the Opera Studio at McGill University in Montréal, studying under were Lucile Evans and Dr. Robert K. Evans
Karen was a soloist in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg, Germany for many years where she sang a variety of roles in the genres Opera, Operetta and Musical. She sang the roles of Carlotta (Alternate) and Madame Giry in the Stuttgart production of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Karen performed in many classical and cross-over concerts while she lived in Berlin. In 2011, she moved to Sydney, Australia with her family where she worked extensively as a voice teacher and coach.
Karen enjoys passing on her knowledge of “singing on your body” to achieve vocal freedom. This is based on the excellent teaching she received in Bel canto during her own studies and applied in her professional life. She believes that good breath technique is needed to sing any style. Karen acknowledges that everyone is on their own personal journey to improve their singing. It is very important to her to find out what a person likes to sing and to augment their repertoire based on what is suitable for their voice/ability.