Mezzo-Soprano Kara Dugan has been praised by the New York Times for her “vocal warmth and rich character”. Recently, Ms. Dugan performed with Michael Tilson Thomas, premiering his work, Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind, with the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra. Her upcoming performances include an all-Ravel concert with the New World Symphony, under the baton of Stéphane Denève, and a recital for the Charles Ives Concert Series in Danbury, Connecticut.
Ms. Dugan has appeared with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival, Joye in Aiken, pianoSonoma, Rite of Summer Music Festival, the Mainly Mozart Music Festival, and on three international tours with Juilliard's Historical Performance Department, Juilliard415. She has spent summers with The Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Amherst Early Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, and Wolf Trap Opera. This summer she will be in residence at the Marlboro Music School and Festival in Vermont.