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 News writes, “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: Apr-17-2018
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Mezzo-Soprano Marietta Simpson is preparing for the world premiere of Lembit Beecher's Sky on Swings, which opens Opera Philadelphia's O18 festival. The opera was chosen as one of the New York Times fall picks in the Classical Fall Preview, alongside companies like Odyssey Opera, whose "La Reine de Saba" features Kara Shay Thomson and Matthew DiBattista. 

Posted: Sep-14-2018
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"Kara Shay Thomson’s Marta captured and shared the full impact of her early humiliation, domination and vindication of her personal servitude to her master. She has appeared in many roles and productions of Sarasota Opera, but this is her best performance by far, both vocally and dramatically. Her sizable soprano possessed vocal color and dramatic intensity that projected throughout the theater, from moments of self-pity to blinding rage."

— Your Observer
Posted: Mar-13-2018
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