Kara "stunned" audiences with "sublime singing and solid comedic timing" in her portrayal of Melissa

phenoMNal twin cities

"Kara Morgan's death scene...brought down the house in the first act"

"Morgan was particularly inspiring. Director Eric Gibson created a very physical show and Morgan rolls with the necessary looseness of a young boy, but the mezzo-soprano sang like a seasoned vet"

"Stealing the show was Kara Morgan as Mad Margaret"

Barnstable Patriot

"Ottone...was sung by Kara Morgan, whose voice seemed ideal for the role. With strong low notes and clear, straight tone, she voiced her misery and despair"

Boston Music

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Since her first experience singing as part of Minnesota Opera's youth program Project Opera!, Kara has dedicated herself to studying the art, languages, and characters of opera.

Kara began her 2019/20 season with a return to Fargo-Moorhead Opera, making her mainstage debut as Hansel in their fall production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. She made debuts with the Oratorio Society of Minnesota, appearing in their program of French sacred music, most notably singing the alto solo in Duruflé’s Requiem, and with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra as a recipient of The American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award, appearing as the mezzo soloist in their presentation of Handel’s Messiah. During the remainder of the season, Kara makes her debut with Sarasota Opera as an Apprentice Artist and returns to Chicago with the CBA Symphony as a soloist in Beethoven’s Mass in C.

This summer, Kara returns to Mill City Summer Opera singing Giovanna and covering Maddalena in their July production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. In August, she joins Lakes Area Music Festival as an inaugural Vocal Fellow covering the roles of Mary in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer and Junon in Rameau’s Platée. She then begins work with Journey North Opera singing Taller Zegner Daughter in the Minnesota premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up.

In the 2018/19 season, Kara made debuts with Fargo-Moorhead Opera as a Gate City Bank Young Artist singing Dorabella in Così fan tutte and Mercédès in Carmen, Mill City Summer Opera covering Dorabella, and the Lakes Area Music Festival covering the title role of Offenbach’s La belle Hélène.

Other performed roles of note include Ottone (Agrippina), Madame de Croissy (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), and Mrs. Soames (Our Town). On the concert stage, Kara has been heard as a soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Erik Satie’s Socrate. No stranger to operetta, Kara has notably sung the roles of Mad Margaret (Ruddigore), Katisha (The Mikado), and Melissa (Princess Ida). She is a graduate of Drake University and the New England Conservatory as well as apprenticeships with the College Light Opera Company, Fargo-Moorhead Opera and the Santa Fe Opera.

Kara is currently based in the Twin Cities, where she studies with mezzo soprano Victoria Vargas and enjoys working on counted cross stitch, listening to NPR, perusing museums, and spending time with her family and her dog, Davos.

La Flûte de Pan (Trois chansons di Bilitis) - Kara Morgan | Stephen Swanson
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Am I in your light? - Kara Morgan | Carson Rose Schneider
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Ah, scostati!...Smanie implacabili - Kara Morgan | Carson Rose Schneider
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Hansel

Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck

Fargo-Moorhead Opera

October 27 & 28, 2019

Fargo, ND

Alto Soloist

The French Connection

Crux Fidelis, Roger-Ducasse | Requiem, Duruflé

Oratorio Society of Minnesota

November 15, 2019

Minneapolis, MN

Alto Soloist

Messiah, Handel

Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra

December 11, 2019

Chicago, IL

Apprentice Artist

La Boheme, L'elisir d'amore,

La Wally, Roméo et Juliette

Sarasota Opera

January 4 - March 22, 2020

Sarasota, FL

Giovanna | Maddalena*

Rigoletto, Verdi

Mill City Summer Opera

July 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 2020

Saint Paul, MN

Vocal Fellow

Der fliegende Holländer, Platée

Lakes Area Music Festival

August 8, 9, 14, 16, 2020

Brainerd, MN

Taller Zegner Daughter

Proving Up, Missy Mazzoli (MN premiere)

Journey North Opera

October 2 & 3, 2020

Minneapolis, MN

Upcoming Events
Wed, May 13
St James Cathedral
Beethoven's Mass in C
Kara sings as Alto Soloist with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra in their presentation of Beethoven's Mass in C Major
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Fri, Jun 26
The Farms at St. Mathias
Summer Soltice at St. Mathias
Kara returns for a second Summer Solstice Concert celebrating the love of music and singing opera's greatest hits with Lakes Area Music Festival, hosted on the idyllic grounds of The Farms at St. Mathias in Brainerd, Minnesota. Proceeds go toward LAMF youth education programs.
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Fri, Jul 17
PAIKKA
Rigoletto
Kara sings Giovanna and covers the role of Maddalena in Mill City Summer Opera's production of Verdi's Rigoletto. Performances July 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23
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Fri, Oct 02
Minnsky Theatre
Proving Up
Kara sings the role of Taller Zegner Daughter in Journey North Opera's production of Missy Mazzoli's Proving Up. Performances on October 2 & 3 at 7:30pm and October 4 at 2pm will mark the opera's Minnesota premiere
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