Soprano Karan Armstrong started her career at a young age and debut her operatic passion in 1965 with a secondary company in San Francisco, as Musetta in Puccini’s “La bohème.” As reported by Deutsche Oper Berlin announced on Wednesday, She died on September 29 20221, in Marbella, Spain citing close with family members. She was admitted to the hospital and died there only. May her soul rests in peace and our deepest condolences for the family.
She made her first appearance at San Francisco Spring Opera in 1966. In the same year, she won Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and made her debut in Met Opera “Met Opera debut “Die Frau Ohne Schatten.” She did her European debut around 1974 at the Opéra du Rhin and also got one of her permanent places at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Before retiring from the company in 2016, she did about 400 performances in more than 25 different roles almost spending 4 decades of her life there giving the audiences stunning performances with the company. The Deutsche Oper Berlin mourns the passing of a great singer-performer and will long ‘cherish its memory of Karan Armstrong’. Along with the big companies, Karan Armstrong also did work outside of Berlin performing at many of the major opera houses including the Teatro La Fenice, Royal Opera House, Teatro Regio di Torino, and Bayreuth Festival as well as in Vienna and Paris.
As Karan Armstrong eventually become famous for her work and performances, She was named a Kammersängerin in Stuttgart, 1985 and later received it in 1994 in Berlin. Karan also gave master classes for the future Sopranos and that led her to direct a production of “La Traviata” at the Rostock Volkstheater for the first time in 2009. It’s always a big opportunity to be behind the frame and construct an artwork or performance for the first time that will be judged by real audiences. Karan Armstrong was one of the best Soprano, so she knew how to work, and her talent from her childhood showed her real love for performances, and eventually, it got hyped among the audience and fans who already love her. We will miss her performances forever now but people who have watched her live should totally cherish such moment and fine performance of an artist.
Karan Armstrong met her husband, Götz Friedrich who was directing a performance of “Salome” in Stuttgart in 1978 and three years later the couple got married to each other following each other into the world of their works. In Deutsche Oper, Götz Friedrich took up the post of Artistic Director in 1981 and the couple collaborated in several productions like the works of Strauss and Wagner to Berg, Korngold, Poulenc, Shostakovich, and Kurt Weill. Until Götz Friedrich died in 2000 which made Karan very weak, as we all know how it feels to lost your loved ones forever but she survived anyways by her son Johannes. I’m sure the couple was very adorable together back then, but now both of them gone their close ones will miss them forever and cherish the past moments.