Press

Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Union Avenue Opera

"Zerlina-played marvelously by the beautiful Karina Brazas..."
                                             St. Louis Magazine-Raphael Maurice

"The very lovely Karina Brazas sings Zerlina. This is a performance of sweetness, clarity, great beauty and innocence. She is so at ease in the lovely melodies of her duets with Giovanni and Masetto. In her highest notes there is the purity of a flute."
                                              Broadway World-Steve Callahan

"Karina Brazas makes for a fiery and fetching Zerlina, playing nicely off E. Scott Levin as Masetto...and they shine in their numbers."
                                             Ladue News-Mark Bretz

"Karina Brazas' singing....was perfect for the coquettish Zerlina."
                                             St. Louis Post-Dispatch-John Huxold

 

First Fairy in Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream with the Omaha Symphony

"Brazas with her sumptuous, soaring timbre.... left me wanting to hear more."
                                             Omaha World-Herald- Drew Neneman

Kitty Hart in Dead Man Walking with Central City Opera

"The foursome of Karina Brazas, Claire Shackleton, Robert Orth and Joseph Gaines exhibited individual grief and frustration as the parents of the murdered teens, blending impressively in a wonderfully composed fugal burst of anger." 
                                       Opera Magazine UK-Marc Shulgold 


"All four singers in the roles of the victims' parents are excellent, including...soprano Karina Brazas." 
                                       Boulder Daily Camera-Kelly Dean Hanson
 

Soloist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra

"Karina Brazas, a regional finalist in this year's Metropolitan Opera auditions, won Lied audience hearts with her Batti, batti aria from Don Giovanni. Hearts melted even more with her reassuring, mellow voice that floated well over the nearly two octave range of this work." 
                                       Lincoln Journal Star-John Cutler

Yum-Yum in The Mikado with Union Avenue Opera

"Yum-Yum is soprano Karina Brazas, also gifted with a wonderfully flexible voice and a fine comic sense."
                                     KDHX Radio-Chuck Lavazzi

"Yum-Yum is sung by the lovely Karina Brazas who fills her with grace and a generous scoop of vanity. Her moonlit solo in Act 2 is an ideal vehicle for her quite silvery voice."
                                        Broadway World-Steve Callahan

"Brazas delightfully conveys Yum-Yum as a clever young woman who finds herself to be "more lovely than any other woman," while her friends help her prepare for her hastily arranged wedding."
                                        LaDue News-Mark Bretz