Karen Van Spall graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts/ University of Melbourne. Roles for Opera Australia/Oz Opera include Suzuki, Kate Pinkerton, Mercedes and Carmen (understudy). Other roles include; Dorabella, Second Lady, Slave (Salome, OA) Third Orphan (Der Rosenkavalier) Third Handmaiden and Unborn Child (Die Frau Ohne Schatten, VSO). She created the role of "Therese Rein" (Rain) and performed “Wagner in Paris” for Opera Australia’s “Melbourne Ring Festival.” She has given recitals at the Melbourne Recital Centre with Melbourne Art Song Collective. Orchestral concert performances include Mozart’s Requiem and Missa Brevis in C, Berlioz’ “Les Nuits d’Ete”, Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” “Rückert-lieder” and 8Th Symphony. Karen has recently completed a MA in Arts Management.