Vocalist - Soprano
"Kara Shay Thomson['s] rich voice captured the conflicting aspects of her character. When sparring and resisting the evil Baron Scarpia, masterfully created by baritone Grant Youngblood, she was at her best. Praying in anguish, Tosca sings Vissi d'arte seeking guidance to save Cavaradossi by succumbing to Scarpia's lust. It was breathtaking. We could feel the heart breaking as she sank to her knees while perfectly controlling a tender decrescendo. The tension and chemistry between the two as Scarpia manipulated her was remarkably captivating."
Sarasota Herald Tribune
"Kara Shay Thomson, who sang the part of Countess Almaviva, deserves special note for her standout singing."
Deseret Morning News
"Kara Shay Thomson (Countess) promisingly fielded darkly pretty looks and a plush lyric soprano."

Opera (UK)
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