Photos

The KKN Family has been fortunate to enjoy the friendship and support of some of the most extraordinary artists of the past quarter-century.  We welcome you to this album of some of our favorite photographs.  Put on your favorite music, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and join us in strolling down Memory Lane.

All photographs are from Karen's personal collection unless otherwise noted.  Please do not reproduce photographs without express written consent.




MEMORIES | RICORDI


Karen with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton at Istituto Italiano di Cultura’s ‘Meet the Maestro’ event in San Francisco, in advance of the opening of San Francisco Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux; 27 August 2018
[Photo © by Flavia Loreto Photography / Istituto Italiano di Cultura]

(from left to right) Mezzo-soprano CĂ©line Ricci, Karen, and Franca Cavallaro at Istituto Italiano di Cultura’s ‘Meet the Maestro’ event, 27 August 2018
[Photo © by Flavia Loreto Photography / Istituto Italiano di Cultura]


Karen on 'Coach K Court' in Cameron Indoor Stadium on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, January 2016

Karen with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade in Dallas, Texas, in advance of the premiere of Jake Heggie's opera Great Scott at The Dallas Opera

Karen with conductor Speranza Scappucci in Santa Fe, August 2015

Karen Kriendler Nelson with her granddaughter Simone on the campus of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; January 2016
Karen and granddaughter Simone on the campus of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; January 2016


Karen (center) with composer Jake Heggie (left) and soprano Lise Lindstrom (right) in San Francisco, March 2015
Karen with composer Jake Heggie and soprano Lise Lindstrom in San Francisco, March 2015


Composer Jake Heggie (left) and soprano Lise Lindstrom (right) in San Francisco, March 2015
Jake Heggie and Lise Lindstrom in San Francisco, March 2015


Karen with mezzo-soprano JOYCE DiDONATO
Karen with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato


Karen with mezzo-soprano JOYCE DiDONATO and composer STEPHEN SCHWARTZ in New York, April 2014
Karen with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and composer Stephen Schwartz in New York, April 2014

Karen with composer RICKY IAN GORDON at Opera America
Karen with composer Ricky Ian Gordon at Opera America


Karen with mezzo-soprano FREDERICA VON STADE
Karen with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade



Karen and Vivica (Italy, Summer 2013)
With mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux in Italy, Summer 2013
















Karen with Saimir (Italy, Summer 2013)
With tenor Saimir Pirgu in Verona, Summer 2013

















Karen with Vivica Genaux
Clockwise from top left: Vivica with Jake Heggie; Karen with Massimo Patella; Vivica with Renzo dal Farra, chef de cuisine at Locanda San Lorenzo Belluno; Vivica with Elliott Forrest of WQXR



Karen with Saimir Pirgu
Clockwise from top left: Karen with Saimir and Riccardo Frizza in San Francisco during SFO's production of Bellini's I Capuleti ed i Montecchi, Autumn 2012; Karen with Saimir and Stefano Trivelli in Verona, Summer 2013; Karen with Saimir, in costume for Il Duca di Mantova in Verdi's Rigoletto, Arena di Verona, Summer 2013; Karen with Saimir in Verona, Summer 2013



FRIENDS OF KKN / AMICI DI KKN


Karen and Saimir with the incomparable soprano LICIA ALBANESE as she celebrated her 100th birthday in 2013
Karen and Saimir Pirgu with the incomparable soprano Licia Albanese (1913 - 2014) on the eve of her 100th birthday, 2013



Karen with Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti in New York, 2013


Karen with tenor JAY HUNTER MORRIS, Captain Ahab in Jake Heggie's MOBY-DICK
Karen with 'Jahab,' tenor Jay Hunter Morris, who sang Captain Ahab in Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick

Karen with writer and critic JASON SERINUS
Ladies on the town: Karen with writer and critic Jason Serinus before the opening of Jake Heggie's Great Scott at The Dallas Opera


Karen with Lawrence Brownlee (New York, 2006)
Karen with American tenor Lawrence Brownlee at the 2006 Richard Tucker Gala, at which Larry's receipt of the Richard Tucker Award was celebrated


Karen with Bryn Terfel (New York, 2006)
Karen with Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel at the 2006 Richard Tucker Gala


Karen with Russian pianist Anna Fateeva - Chicago, February 2014
Karen with Russian pianist Anna Fateeva in Chicago, February 2014


Karen and Pino with (left to right) Gregory Downer of Opera News, Ute Sparenberg, Dr. Stefan Mauss, and Dr. Detlef Adler in New York


Karen with David Ebershoff at the US Open (New York, September 2013)
Karen with David Ebershoff at the US Open - New York, 2013


Karen with tenor STEPHEN COSTELLO
Karen with tenor Stephen Costello


Karen with Harolyn Blackwell (New York, March 2014)
Sisters from other misters: Karen with the beautiful soprano Harolyn Blackwell - New York, March 2014


Karen with baritone ROD GILFRY in Los Angeles
Karen with baritone Rod Gilfry in New York


Karen with baritone ROD GILFRY in Munich
Karen with baritone Rod Gilfry in Munich



Karen and Vivica with baritone ROD GILFRY in Italy
Karen and Vivica with baritone Rod Gilfry in Munich






















Karen with tenor RICHARD LEECH
Karen with tenor Richard Leech in Amsterdam



Karen with THOR ECKERT, JR. and sopranos LEONIE RYSANEK and DEBORAH VOIGT
Karen with, from left to right, soprano Leonie Rysanek (1926 - 1998), Thor Eckert, Jr., and soprano Deborah Voigt


Karen with legendary tenor FRANCO CORELLI
Karen with legendary tenor Franco Corelli (1921 - 2003)

Karen with tenor FRANCO CORELLI and soprano BIRGIT NILSSON
Clash of the Titans: Karen with tenor Franco Corelli and soprano Birgit Nilsson (1918 - 2005)


Karen and her mother, FLORENCE FELLER KRIENDLER, with sopranos LICIA ALBANESE and DOROTHY KIRSTEN at the Gala celebrating the final performance at the original Metropolitan Opera House on Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets
Farewell to the Old Met: Karen (far right) and her mother, Florence Feller Kriendler (center, in blue gown), with two of the greatest sopranos on the Metropolitan Opera roster, Licia Albanese (far left) and Dorothy Kirsten (in rose gown), at the Gala celebrating the final performance at the original Metropolitan Opera House on Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets



[Revised 13 September 2018]