Summer Administrative Assistant
Marlina Karimi, Iranian-American Soprano, is from West Palm Beach, FL. Karimi received her Bachelor’s of Music Education on Clarinet from Florida Gulf Coast University. She went on to earn her Masters in Vocal Performance from Youngstown State University. Karimi is currently working towards her Performance Certificate at DePaul University with Dr. Linda Di Fiore.
Karimi attended the American Institutes of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria during the summer of 2022, where she performed Rosalinda from Die Fledermaus Act II finale and earned 3rd Place in the Meistersinger Competition. In both the spring and fall of 2019, she participated in the Opera Naples Academy receiving direction from Bruce Ford, Sherrill Milnes, Alexandra Naumenko, Manuel Perez, and Verónica Villaroel. Karimi previously worked with Opera Naples as a chorister in their productions of Aida, Carmen, La Bohéme, and Trial by Jury.
Karimi’s debut role was Suzel from Mascagni’s L’Amico Fritz while attending the Dana School of Music in spring 2022. She recently was a soloist for King David by Arnold Honegger in winter 2023, and will be performing with the DePaul Opera Theatre’s production of Albert Herring as Lady Billows in Spring 2023.