Vocalist - Soprano

Recognized for the natural beauty of her voice and her sense of dramatic insight, American soprano Kara Shay Thomson is proving herself a versatile and essential artist on the operatic and concert stages. Opera Newswrote, “Kara Shay Thomson gave an elegant performance as Leonore in Fidelio, a welcome foray into Beethoven’s only opera. Thomson, known for her Tosca with Sarasota and other regional companies, was a galvanizing vocal presence right from ‘Komm, Hoffnung,’ spontaneous and powerful in her Act I aria to faithful married love.” 

Posted: Sep-9-2016
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Kara Shay Thomson and Stephen Powell were included in the Washington Classical Review's "Top Ten Performances of 2017", for their performances in Von Weber's Der Freischütz and Wagner's Parsifal, respectively. 

Posted: Jan-9-2018
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"Kara Shay Thomson commanded attention as Agathe with her warm, ample, evenly produced soprano and the exceptional legato she revealed in her arias. The very classy vocalism was matched by assured acting."

— Opera News
Posted: Mar-1-2017
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Posted: Nov-6-2014