October 2016

The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation Young Artist Program in association with the Elder Conservatorium present:

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

 The first major co-production with the Elder Conservatorium in what will become an annual fixture at this time each year. This will be a fully-staged opera involving State Opera’s young and emerging artists and all of the vocal students from the Elder Conservatorium. This is a landmark collaboration which brings together operatic artists at all stages of their development.

DATES: THU 6, FRI 7, SAT 8 October 2016

YAP State Opera

August 2016

Karina Jay and Charlie Kelso Present:

Wine and Opera 2016 – August 20th

Join us for a champagne brunch and a concert of fine music at the beautiful Bird in Hand Winery in the Adelaide Hills on Saturday August 20th.

C and K 6

Saturday August 20th. 11am Concert, Doors Open 10am

Cabaret Style – Brunch and Wines Available for Purchase (No BYO)

Tickets $25/$20

Bird in Hand Rd & Pfeiffer Rd, Woodside

Associate Artists Mark Sandon & Lee Thompson

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

July 29, 30, 31, August 5, 6, 7

Karina Jay will be appearing in the role of Servilia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito with Co-Opera on the 30th of July and 7th of August.


Co-Opera’s Intermezzo Series Presents: LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, Mozart’s epic tale of politics, power, and humanity. Transported from the Rome of its orginal setting to the modern arena of war: Big Business. The battlefield is now the boardroom.

Fri 29th, Sat 30th, Sun 31st July
Fri 5th, Sat 6th, Sun 7th August 2016
7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

The Flour Shed
Hart’s Mill
Port Adelaide

Tickets: $35/$28/$10 students under 26 years of age/Group 8+ less 20%

Co-Opera’s Intermezzo Series has been created to allow emerging opera singers the opportunity to perform major roles of the grand opera canon, without the demands of significant tours. All operas will be semi-staged and in their original language.

Tito – Branko Lovrinov
Vitellia – Sara Lambert, Sidonie Henbest, Victoria Coxhill
Sesto – Bethany Hill, Sarah Jane Pattichis
Annio – Deborah Johnson, Monique Watson
Publio – Macintyre Howie Reeves, Nicholas Coxhill
Servilia – Karina Jay, Emma Wu, Bronwyn Palmer, Tahlia Ries, Verity Colyer

Accompanied by: Tully Brookes, Sachiko Hidaka

Director: Nicholas Cannon
Musical Director: Brian Chatterton OAM

July 2016

“Opera to Broadway”

Join State Opera of SA soprano Karina Jay and Co-Opera SA mezzo-soprano Charlie Kelso as they team up for their first ever combined concert in the gorgeous acoustics of Malvern Uniting Church on Sunday July 3rd. The 2pm concert is the first in a new series called Mostly Music @ Malvern which is designed to help raise funds for the church’s organ restoration project. Be a part of the fundraiser while these emerging opera singers treat you with a wide selection of opera and Broadway favourites, with a dash of art and folk song. They’ll take you from Monteverdi to Mozart to Les Mis, with so much in between!

The concert will be accompanied by the wonderful Mark Sandon on piano.
Tickets are only $20 adult, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets available at the door.

C and K 6

MAY 2016

State Opera of South Australia presents: CLOUDSTREET!

Karina Jay will play the role of Elaine Lamb in George Palmer’s Cloudstreet – a brand new Australian opera based on the novel by Tim Winton.

Running May 12-21 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide

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MAY 2016

CoOpera: Opera on the Move presents: Gilbert & Sullivan’s THE MIKADO

Karina Jay will be performing the role of Peep-Bo for the first half of the Mikado season.The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA and Co-Opera are collaborating to tour, in regional Australia and beyond, the G&S’s celebrated 2011 production of The Mikado.


*March 2 – Black Tie Gala Opening
*March 5 – Anlaby Station Performance
*March 20 – April 2 – QLD/NSW Tour
*April 2 – White Cliffs Performance
April 9 – 16 – VIC/NSW Tour
Friday May 6 – Saturday May 7 – The Thomas Edmund Opera Studio, Adelaide
*Sunday May 8 – The Thomas Edmund Opera Studio, Adelaide
Friday May 13 – Saturday May 14 – The Thomas Edmund Opera Studio, Adelaide
*Sunday May 15 – The Thomas Edmund Opera Studio, Adelaide

*Karina Jay in the role of Peep-Bo

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Dates: 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 @ 7pm. 20 February @ 3pm.

Held at the Freemasons Great Hall, 254 North Terrace

Join us for this exciting Adelaide Fringe Production created especially for staging in the Freemasons Great Hall on North Terrace, just a five-minute walk to the Garden of Unearthly Delights! This opera has been a favourite with adults and children alike for more than two centuries and will be brought to life with a brand new production featuring vintage fantasy sets and costumes, masonic symbolism, strange creatures, true love and a series of epic and transformative trials. Sung in English and performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, this is a Fringe production not to be missed.

Soprano Karina Jay will be making her State Opera of South Australia debut in the role of Papagena in this production.

Magic Flute SOSA poster


EMMA KNIGHTS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: Pirates of Penzance on the Popeye

Karina Jay will play the role of Edith in another SOLD OUT seasons of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, staged on the River Torrens’ Popeye as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Keep an eye out next year for a return season, and get your tickets early before they’re all snatched up again!

Emma Knights Productions

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FRI 2nd/Sat 3rd – The Cunning Little Vixen by Janáček – Pacific Opera


JULY 5th 2015 – AUGUST 16th 2015

In July and August this year Karina attended The American Institute of Music Studies’ Opera Studio Summer Program in Graz, Austria. For details on the program, view:


JULY 2015

WED 1st – Sydney Eisteddfod – Playfair Hall (BH Travers Centre), Blue St, North Sydney

French Song (21-25 yrs) 2pm

Lieder (21-25 yrs) 6:15pm

FRI 3rd – Sydney Eisteddfod – Playfair Hall (BH Travers Centre), Blue St, North Sydney

Female Voices (21-25 yrs) 12:30pm

Australian Art Song (21-25 yrs) 5:00pm

JUNE 2015

WED 3rd – The Magic Flute by Mozart – Co-Opera Opera on the Move – Role: Second Sprite

Casterton Town Hall – 7:30pm

FRI 5th – The Magic Flute by Mozart – Co-Opera Opera on the Move – Roles: Papagena and Second Sprite

Wendouree – CPA, Ballarat

SAT 6th – The Magic Flute by Mozart – Co-Opera Opera on the Move – Roles: Papagena and Second Sprite

Yan Yean Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts Centre, South Morang – 7:30pm

SAT 13th & SUN 14th – The Magic Flute by Mozart – Co-Opera Opera on the Move


Roles: Saturday June 13th, 6:30pm: Second Sprite

Sunday June 14th 6:30pm: Papagena and Second Sprite

Thomas Edmund Opera Studio, Adelaide Showgrounds


MON 29th – Sydney Eisteddfod – Oratorio (21-25 yrs) 7pm

Shore School – Playfair Hall (BH Travers Centre), Blue St, North Sydney

MAY 2015

SAT 16th The Magic Flute by Mozart – Co-Opera Opera on the Move – Roles: Papagena and Second Sprite

Institute Hall, McLaren Vale, SA – 6pm

SAT 30th – The Magic Flute by Mozart – Co-Opera Opera on the Move – Role: Second Sprite

Cultural Centre, Roxby Downs – 7:30pm


APRIL 2015

WED 15th – CD Album Recording with Penelope Cashman

Stay tuned for details on purchasing your CD

MARCH 2015

SAT 28th – The Choir of St James’: Songs of Suffering and Salvation – Bach St John’s Passion BWV 245

3pm – St James’ Church, King St, Sydney

SUN 29th Pacific Opera: Classics in Callan Park – 4-7pm – Callan Park, Leichhardt

FREE concert in the park brought to you by singers from Pacific Opera’s Young Artist Program and the Metropolitan Orchestra ensemble.



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