Kara Morgan is a mezzo soprano pursuing her passion to make a name for herself in the opera house and on the concert stage. Most recently heard with Fargo-Moorhead Opera as a Gate City Bank Young Artist, Kara made her company and role debuts singing Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Mercédès (Carmen). With the Minneapolis-based Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, Kara “stunned” critics with “sublime singing and solid comedic timing” in her portrayal of Melissa in Princess Ida (phenoMNal twin cities). Previously, Kara joined the Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist and was heard in the 2017 productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, The Golden Cockerel, and Die Fledermaus. Prior to Santa Fe, Kara belonged to the vocal company of the College Light Opera Company, where she fell in love with operetta and was seen “stealing the show” as Mad Margaret in Ruddigore (Barnstable Patriot). As a student, Kara enjoyed a wealth of onstage opportunities and realized the roles of Ottone (Agrippina), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Mrs. Soames (Our Town), Katisha (The Mikado), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte) and the Old Prioress (Dialogues of the Carmelites) – the last of which earned her acclaim for “[bringing] down the house in the first act” (Boston Music Intelligencer).
Kara earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Drake University and completed her graduate studies attending the New England Conservatory in Boston. This summer, Kara is thrilled to join two companies local to her home state of Minnesota: Mill City Summer Opera (covering the role of Dorabella in Così fan tutte) and Lakes Area Music Festival (covering the title role in La belle Hélène). Kara currently lives in Minneapolis where she studies with mezzo soprano Victoria Vargas.