First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 21 January 2021
Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill studied at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland and was awarded the Kathleen Ferrier Prize in 2002.
Karen Cargill performs regularly with orchestras in Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Rotterdam and Berlin as well as with the Dresden Staatskapelle, London Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
She collaborates with conductors such as Donald Runnicles, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bernard Haitink, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniele Gatti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Robin Ticciati, Edward Gardner, Mariss Jansons and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. She has appeared at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Opéra de Montpellier, and the Glyndebourne and Edinburgh Festivals, in such roles as Waltraute (Twilight of the Gods); Erda (Rhine Gold and Siegfried); Brangaene (Tristan and Isolde); Mother Mary (Dialogues of the Carmelites) and Judith (Bluebeard's Castle). Karen appears regularly at the BBC Proms in London and at the Edinburgh International Festival.