Karen Chia-Ling Ho

Winner of the prestigious Renee Fleming Award from Eastman School of Music, soprano Karen Chia-ling Ho began her music career at the age of six singing in the Taipei Hua-Hsin Children’s Choir of Taiwan. This performance marks her debut with the American Symphony Orchestra. This fall she made her San Francisco Opera debut in the role of Princess Jia in Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber, a role she reprises with the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2017.

Ms. Ho was a San Francisco Opera young artist where she sang Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and sang in their Grand Finale Concert. She was presented in concert with the American Composers Orchestra in music by the Chinese composer Li Shaosheng and sang operatic arias and duets with the Shanghai Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras. She was featured with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra in the Yellow River Cantata, Strauss’ Op. 27, and operatic arias by Verdi.

As a Glimmerglass Festival young artist she covered leading roles in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and David Lang’s the little match girl passion. She has performed at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman in The Music Man as Alma Hix and has since added the roles of Liù and Pamina to her repertoire.

Ms. Ho was honored as a participant in the final rounds of the Belvedere, Viñas, NeueStimmen, and Marcello Giordani competitions and was a District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Fall 2016

Appeared in


Troubled Days of Peace