Engagements

________

2017

________

Mercédès | CARMEN

Winter Opera St. Louis

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 | 8pm
Sunday, March 5th, 2017 | 3pm

Skip Viragh Center for the Arts | St. Louis, MO

Kara makes her debut with Winter Opera St. Louis in this production. 



Meg Page | FALSTAFF

Resonance Works

Friday, May 12, 2017 | 8pm 
Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 3pm 

Charity Randall Theater | Pittsburgh (Oakland), PA

Kara returns for a second season with Resonance Works to sing in Verdi's comic opera. 



Alto Soloist | Dvořák's STABAT MATER

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | 8pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 3pm
Sunday, June 4th, 2017 | 3pm

Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley | Berkeley, CA

Completed in 1877, Stabat Mater is a glorious, melodic work that Dvořák composed after he and his wife suffered the loss of four of their young children within a very short span of time.


Vox Novus | Contemporary Chamber Music

Nat 28 New Music

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 7:30pm

Third Presbyterian Church | Pittsburgh (Shadyside), PA

This concert features the talents of NAT 28 musicians alongside three vocalists who are celebrated for their performances of contemporary music. Soprano Jennifer Aylmer will be featured on two works by the award-winning Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. The American premiere of NAT 28 composer Jean-Patrick Besingrand’s Aux couleurs du couchant reflété par mes yeux for solo voice will be given by soprano Anna Elder. The concert will end with Folk Songs by the iconic composer, Luciano Berio, sung by Kara Cornell. 



Step-Mother | The True Story of Cinderella

The Pittsburgh Camerata

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 | 4pm

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts | Pittsburgh (Shadyside), PA

Enjoy an enchanted afternoon during this Pittsburgh Camerata fundraiser event. Members of the Camerata and guest soloists will perform an unstaged musical comedy that tells the TRUE story of Cinderella. In addition to this hour long production which hilariously includes the musical styles of opera, musical theater and vaudeville, there will also be refreshments, food and a silent auction. 



Into the Fire | A Poet's Love

Resonance Works | Pittsburgh

Friday, October 20th, 2017 | 8pm
PYCO School of Music Recital Hall | Wexford, PA

October 21, 2017 | 8pm
Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom | Pittsburgh (Shadyside), PA
Resonance Works | Pittsburgh open their fifth season with two epic song cycles by romantic & modern masters that explore the heart of an artist. Baritone Daniel Teadt will perform Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe (A poet's love), a pinnacle of the art song repertoire, in a new arrangement for piano quintet. Kara Cornell will perform Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer's Camille Claudel: Into the fire, which depicts the passion, artistry and madness in the French Sculptor's life. Written for mezzo Joyce DiDonato, the work "compresses a tragic life of operatic dimensions into a song cycle of great beauty and emotional resonance" (NY Times)



Alto Soloist | MESSIAH

Calvary United Methodist Church

Saturday, December 2rd, 2017 | 4pm

Calvary United Methodist Church | Pittsburgh, (North Side) PA


________

2018

________

Isabelle Eberhardt | SONGS FROM THE UPROAR

Opera Ithaca

Dates TBA in 2018

The Cherry Artspace | Ithaca, NY

Hailed by The New York Times as “a visually and aurally ravishing chamber opera…a captivating multimedia spectacle,” Song from the Uproar is a one woman opera that immerses the audience in the surreal landscapes of real-life Swiss adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt's life: the loss of her family, the thrill of her arrival in Africa and the mystery of her demise.


Rosina | IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

July 5th through August 3rd, 2018

Ellen Eccles Theatre | Logan, UT

Kara makes her debut with The Utah Festival in the leading female role in Rossini's comic opera. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. 


Rose | THE SECRET GARDEN

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

July 7th through August 4th, 2018

Ellen Eccles Theatre | Logan, UT

Kara performs the role of Mary Lenox's deceased mother in famous musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.   

________

VIEW PAST ENGAGEMENTS

________