Soprano Karla M. Hughes has performed across the United States in a wide range of repertoire spanning Opera, Oratorio, and Music Theatre. Performing credits in Opera and Music Theatre include Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Julie in Carousel, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Sophie in Terrance McNally’s Master Class, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Adele in Die Fledermaus, John Adams in 1776 (all female cast), and Despina in Così fan tutte.
In 2011, Karla made her Lincoln Center debut in Avery Fisher Hall as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass, KV 317 "Kronungsmesse", presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY). Other credits include the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana, Poulenc’s Gloria, Weber’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem, Regina Coeli, and Vesperae solennes de Confessore.
As a recording artist, she can be heard in the roles of Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance and Yum-Yum in The Mikado with Albany Records. Karla currently resides in La Crosse, Wisconsin with her husband, Gary Moss, and their three dogs. She is an Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre at Viterbo University who volunteers throughout the country as a Roller Derby Referee in her spare time.
Lakes Area Music Festival
715 Laurel Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Hours*: W, F 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. *call to confirm during off-season