About Karine

Praised for her stage presence, Montreal born Soprano Karine White is passionate about the performing arts. An active and versatile artist, she enjoys both performing and teaching voice, dance and drama. Karine is proud to have been awarded the Peter and Helen Hunt Award in Opera, The National Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Music Silver medal and has received First Class Honours with Distinction for her Associate Performer exam with Conservatory Canada. Some favorite opera credits include: Adele in Die Fledermaus, Lady with a Hand Mirror in Postcard from Morocco, Josephine in HMS Pinafore and also Witch and Second Lady in Dido and Aeneas, for which she has been nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award .

Karine had the privilege of travelling to Italy to perform Sister Constance in Dialogue des Carmélites, Musetta in La Bohème, Despina in Così fan tutte and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. In May 2017, she toured with Opera Atelier to the Royal Opera House at the Palace of Versailles, France with the production of Charpentier’s Medea.  When not on stage or in rehearsal, she can be found teaching zumba, ballet and dance conditioning with the University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Karine is a distinguished graduate of Western University with a Masters of Music in Performance and Literature and holds a Diploma in Operatic Performance from the University of Toronto where she is presently on faculty as a movement instructor.


June 2017 – Karine has been nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award! Congratulations to the cast of Dido and Aeneas and Opera Atelier for the “Outstanding Ensemble- Musical/Opera” nomination!

May 2017 –  Following its Toronto run, Karine tours with Opera Atelier’s production of Medea to the Royal Opera House at the Palace of Versailles, France.

April 2017 – Karine is thrilled to join the roster of artists represented by Premier Artists’ Management Inc.

Ms. White has a mellow, well-rounded tone, beautifully suited to the two works she performed. ‘Solveig’s Lied’ by Grieg and ‘Vilia’ from The Merry Widow were expressive in their presentation, filled with the warmth of Ms. White’s personality.

– Alain Trudel, Conductor

Watch and Listen




Because of its deeply tragic end, we think of Dido and Aeneas as a dark, sombre affair; it is anything but. There is a great deal of romance and lighthearted beauty in the piece, a set of witches that Pynkoski and crew have decided to veer toward the comic (with great effect) …Those witches were great – Laura Pudwell, as the chief conjurer, sort of the Bette Midler character in Hocus Pocus, with Ellen McAteer and Karine White as her whirling, devilish, irrepressible posse.

– Robert Harris, the Globe and Mail

As her two witches, sopranos Ellen McAteer and Karine White stole the show. Their sparkling, yet sizeable voices, blended seamlessly and their physicalizations were top-notch. Funny, but not distracting and set you up perfectly for the doom of Dido to come shortly after… Also, that laughing duet where they sing “Eliza’s ruined,” was possibly the best I’ve ever heard it sung.

– Greg Finney, Schmopera

Soprano Karine White had just enough space as ‘Cléone’ and ‘Un Captif’ to demonstrate the charisma she already has and to hint at what’s likely to come. There’s a bright future ahead for this lady…

– Brain Hay, norules-nolights.com

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Josephine was played by Karine White. Her pretty soprano is…ideal for this kind of role and, as ever, her stage presence was impressive.

– Opera Ramblings

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