Karim Sulayman



Karim Sulayman, tenor, is consistently praised for his “lyrical, expressive and appealing tenor” (Washington Post) and has been hailed as a “true revelation” (Opéra, France).  A versatile and sophisticated artist with repertoire spanning from the Renaissance to contemporary music in opera, concert and chamber music, he was recently engaged for three seasons at the renowned Marlboro Music Festival.  He has also performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Aldeburgh Festival, the Casals Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival.  He has been a regular guest with Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra with whom he releases the much anticipated recording Sephardic Journey this season on the Avie label.  He can also be heard on disc in the title role in Handel’s Acis and Galatea with Mercury Baroque, and has recorded operas of Philidor and Grétry on the Naxos label.  His musical education began with violin studies at age three, and as a boy alto soloist, he performed with the Chicago Symphony under Sir Georg Solti and the St Louis Symphony under Leonard Slatkin.  He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Rice University and also studied improvisation at the Second City Training Center in Chicago.  


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