B I O G R A P H Y
Known for her rich vocal color and expressivity, soprano Kara Covey shows promise as an up and coming singer.
For the 2021 season, engagements include reprising the role of Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro with the Morelia Opera Festival and debuting as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Fargo-Moorhead Opera. During the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Covey sang the title role of Floyd's Susannah with Texas Concert Opera, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with the Varna Opera Festival, Micaëla in Carmen with the Mediterranean Opera Festival, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Varna State Opera and Teatro Malinka, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Texas Hill Country Opera, Billie in Speed Dating Tonight! with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with Fargo-Moorhead Opera (cancelled), Mimì and Musetta in La Bohéme with the Morelia Opera Festival (cancelled), and Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro with Varna State Opera (cancelled). She recently joined Alamo City Opera’s production of Speed Dating Tonight! and covered Mimì in La bohème and sang the role of Annina in La Traviata with Opera San Antonio. During the 2016-2017 season, she made her company debut as the Lady of the Creek in the world premiere of Las Fundaciones de Bejar and Ines in Il trovatore with Opera San Antonio.
She is a two-time winner of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions and was a 2018 and 2019 Metropolitan Opera Regional Finalist, where she received an Encouragement Award. Additionally, she has been a Semi-Finalist in the Palm Springs Vocal Competition, Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, and the Young Texas Artists' Vocal Competition.
Career highlights include singing Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, the title role of Tosca, Mimì in La bohème, Violetta in La traviata, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, the title role of Luisa Fernanda in Luisa Fernanda, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus.
On the concert stage, she has been a featured soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. She received a Master of Music degree on a full-tuition academic and music scholarship from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University.