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

Intelligencer

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Boston Music Intelligencer

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

Kara was most recently heard this summer with Lakes Area Music Festival in their August production of Offenbach's La belle Hélène covering the title role and in July with Mill City Summer Opera as part of their successful 7-show run of Così fan tutte, covering and singing Dorabella as part of Mill City's Opera for Young Audiences outreach performance. With Fargo-Moorhead Opera as a 2019 Gate City Bank Young Artist, Kara made her company and role debuts singing Dorabella and Mercédès (Carmen). In the spring of 2018, she was heard with the Minneapolis-based Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company in their production of Princess Ida, in which Kara "stunned" critics for "sublime singing and solid comedic acting" with her portrayal of Melissa (phenoMNal twin cities). Previously, Kara was a member of the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program and was heard in the 2017 productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Die Fledermaus, and The Golden Cockerel. Prior to Santa Fe, Kara was a member of the vocal studio belonging to The College Light Opera Company, where she first fell in love with operetta singing Mad Margaret in Ruddigore.

As a student, Kara enjoyed a wealth of onstage opportunities and realized roles such as Ottone (Agrippina), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Mrs. Soames (Our Town), Katisha (The Mikado), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), and the Old Prioress (Dialogues of the Carmelites) - which earned her acclaim for "[bringing] down the house in the first act" (Boston Music Intelligencer). Her time at the New England Conservatory provided Kara with incredible experiences, including participation in educational outreach in elementary schools around the Boston area, singing a lead role in a workshop production of Naga, a new opera written by Scott Wheeler, and singing Waltraute as part of "An Evening in Valhalla," a 2014 salute to Wagner during which she shared the stage with Jane Eaglen and Greer Grimsley. It would not be her only appearance in Jordan Hall - later that year, Kara was selected as one of three soloists appearing with the NEC Chamber Orchestra in an unconducted performance of Erik Satie's Socrate.

Kara quickly found a home in choral/orchestral works while attending Drake University, where she enjoyed singing with the two most selective choirs in the program. Drake's Concert and Chamber Choirs introduced Kara to every era of classical music from Carmina Burana to Ralph Vaughan Williams' Hodie, and their tours brought her to venues across the United States, the UK, and Ireland. Kara was a frequent soloist, most notably appearing as the rehearsal soloist for a performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass in David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.

Kara's 2019-20 season includes a return to Fargo-Moorhead Opera to open their season singing a title role in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, a debut with the Oratorio Society of Minnesota as a soloist in The French Connection, an evening of sacred French music, and joining Sarasota Opera as an Apprentice Artist for their 2020 Winter Festival season.

Kara is currently based in Minneapolis, 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

Dorabella

Così fan tutte, Mozart

Fargo-Moorhead Opera

March 22 & 24, 2019

Fargo, ND

Così fan tutte, Mozart

Mill City Summer Opera

July 12 - 24, 2019

Minneapolis, MN

Chorus | Dorabella (cover)

Carmen, Bizet

Fargo-Moorhead Opera

April 13 & 15, 2019

Fargo, ND

Mercédès

Chorus | Hélène (cover)

La belle Hélène, Offenbach

Lakes Area Music Festival

August 17 & 18, 2019

Brainerd, MN

Apprentice Artist

La Boheme, L'elisir d'amore, La Wally, Roméo et Juliette

Sarasota Opera

January 4 - March 22, 2020

Sarasota, FL

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