Kara Shay Thomson has recently appeared with many of our leading opera companies, including the Chicago Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Florida Grand Opera, among others. She has been thrilling Sarasota Opera audiences for several years, appearing as Tosca, Leonore in "Fidelio," Barber's "Vanessa" and as Marta in last season's production of "Tiefland."
Her concert engagements include appearances at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, the Cincinnati May Festival, Chicago's Ravinia Festival and the Wagner Society of Washington, DC. This season she returns to the Sarasota Opera singing the title role in Puccini's "Turandot." Kara will already be in rehearsal for "Turandot," but the Sarasota Opera has graciously released her so she can make her first appearance on Music Mondays.