Karen Nimereala (formerly Karen Acampora), an alumni of the Juilliard School, and student of Franco Corelli, made her operatic debut with the Dallas Opera singing the role of Violetta in “La Traviata”, Maestro Nicola Rescigno conducting. Since that time she has appeared at Opera houses in the United States and France, where she was acclaimed by critics for her artistic versatility, combining unequaled theatrical abilities, with an exceptionally radiant lyric voice. In the United States, Karen Nimereala has appeared with the Boston Opera, Opera New England, Columbus Opera, American Opera Center, Brevard Music Center, Chattanooga Opera, and the Bronx Arts Ensemble. At the San Antonio Music festival she appeared as Nora in the World and American Premiere of the opera “The Old Majestic” by Robert Rodriguez. Karen Nimereala was the winner of the American Opera auditions, a finalist in the Loren L. Zachary Awards in Los Angeles, California, and a finalist in the Cravath Foundation Awards in New York. She was awarded a Sullivan Foundation Grant in New York.