In May 2011 mezzo-soprano Karin Strobos got the chance to jump in as Ocatavian in the Rosenkavalier of R. Strauss by the National Opera in Amsterdam under the baton of Sir Simon Rattlle. This was a big success and the start of a wonderful career. From January 2014 Karin works as a soloist in the Aalto opera theatre in Essen (Germany) and there she has the opportunity to build out her repertoire. She sings roles like Charlotte, Dorabella, Idamante, Zerlina, Cherubino, Mercedes, Suzuki, Armado and more. The coming season of the Aalto Theatre (2015-2016) Karin will also sing Rosina and Siebel.
From 2009 till 2011 Karin had a contract with Opera Zuid (Maastricht), performing roles like Ocatvian, Cherubino, Hansel, Varvara and Boulotte. She will come back this year (May 2015) as Cenerentola.
Besides the Rosenkavalier Karin also worked for the National Opera in Amsterdam as Flora (La Traviata) and Phenice (Armide). For The Nederlandse Reisopera she sang Cherubino, Flora and Rosina. At the Reisopera she will come back in 2016 as the Composer (Ariadne of Naxos).
Besides opera Karin performed as a soloist with the Residentie Orkest, Noord Nederlands orkest, Nederlands Philharmonisch orkest, Philharnonie Zuidnederland, Gelders Orkest and will also perform with these orchestras in 2015 and 2016.
In June 2015 Karin made her debut with the Filharmonie of Vlaanderen with Edo de Waart in Mahler 4.
Karin loves to sing chamber music. She forms a trio with Daria van den Bercken, (piano) and Felicia van den End (flute). And also works with Sax and Stix and Cello8ctet Amsterdam. She has a duo with pianist Else Sterk. Karin sings in several festivals like the Gachtenfestival in Amsterdam, where she won the festivalprize in 2011.
Karin Strobos studied at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Henny Yana Diemer and in the National Opera studio of Amsterdam.
Karin won several prizes in Holland and France.