Dutch mezzo-soprano Karin Strobos completed her studies at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Henny Yana Diemer with distinction in 2007 and was a member of the National Opera Studio of Amsterdam in a 2006/07 season.
From 2009 til 2011 she was a member of Maastricht’s Opera Zuid, performing roles such as Octavian/Der Rosenkavalier, Cherubino/Le Nozze di Figaro, Hansel/Hansel and Gretel, Varvara/Káťa Kabanová und Angelina/La Cenerentola. She also appeared as Rosina in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and Cherubino at Nederlandse Reisopera Enschede. In May 2011, Karis Strobos steped in in as Octavian at the National Opera in Amsterdam under Sir Simon Rattle.

Since 2019, Karin Strobos has been working as a freelance artist. Prior to that, she was a member of the ensemble at Aalto-Theater Essen for several seasons, where she expanded her repertoire with roles like Charlotte in "Werther," Dorabella in "Cosi fan tutte," Idamantes in "Idomeneo," Amando in "Le Grand Macabre," Zerlina in "Don Giovanni," Suzuki in "Madama Butterfly," Karolka in "Jenůfa," Siebel in "Faust," and more. During this time, she also performed with Nederlandse Reisopera as Composer in "Ariadne auf Naxos" and Rosina in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia."

In addition to her opera work, Karin Strobos is regulary heard in concerts with various chamber ensembles. She also performed as a soloist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Gelders Orkest, and the Filharmonie of Vlaanderen. She forms a trio with Daria van den Bercken (piano) and Felicia van den End (flute). She works with Sax and Stix and Cello8ctet Amsterdam and is part of a duo with pianist Else Sterk. She also toured together with pianist Thomas Beijer and actor Sieger Sloot performing Brahms' "Die schöne Magelone". She is also a regular guest at various Dutch festivals and was awarded the Festival Prize at the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam.

In recent seasons Karin Strobos appeared as Karolka in Janáček's Jenufa at the National Opera Amsterdam under the direction of Katie Mitchell and Tomáš Netopil. She also took on the role of Fortuna in the world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's "The new Prince" at the same venue, under music direction of Steven Sloane and directed by Lotte de Beer. She continues to be a welcome guest in Essen, where she recently performed as Dorabella in "Così fan tutte," Octavian in "Rosenkavalier," and Sièbel in Gounod's "Faust.Under the baton of Jakub Hrůša and directed by Philipp Stölzl, she performed in Janáček's "Rusalka" *at the National Opera Amsterdam during the Holland Festival 2020. In 2020/21, she could also be heard in Essen in Lubica Čekovská's comic opera "Impresario Dotcom." * In the concert domain, she was invited by Risto Joost and the Noord Nederlands Orkest for a concert series featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.

In the 21/22 season, she sang the revival of her highly successful portrayal of Donna Elvira in "Don Giovanni" at Aalto-Theater Essen. In the 22/23 season she appeared again at the same stage in Essen as Suzuki in "Madama Butterfly", at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden she sang as Octavian in "Rosenkavalier" and at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam the role  Kitchen Boy in "Rusalka".

*COVID-19 related cancellations

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Ariadne auf Naxos / Nederlandse Reisopera Amsterdam / 08.10.16 /

"portrayed very convincingly an endearing and juvenile Composer" 

Il barbiere di Siviglia / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 04.06.16 /

"verzaubert auch stimmlich. Belcanto vom Feinsten" 

Opera Gala / Concertgebouw Amsterdam / 22.05.15 /

"her silky, limber mezzo warmed up the audience and set up a festive mood" 

Il barbiere di Siviglia / Nederlandse Reisopera Amsterdam / 16.08.14 /

"showed off a beautiful lyric sound especially at the top of her range" 
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