Karen Cargill


"But the Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill brought such exquisite expression and a warm, vibrant and ample voice to the part that she thoroughly outclassed her colleagues onstage. Here, finally, was a singer who could control multiple dimensions, singing with fervent intensity without raising the volume and conjuring up different colors for her character’s pangs of pity, hope and anger."
Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
The New York Times

Karen Cargill
photo by K K Dundas



Phone:+44 20 7993 2917

Phone:+44 20 7096 1577

Recent and future highlights

  • Waltraute Götterdämmerung; Magdalene Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Anna Les Troyens - Metropolitan Opera, New York - James Levine
  • Berlioz Les nuits d'étés, La mort de Cléopâtre - London Symphony Orchestra - Valery Gergiev
  • Waltraute Götterdämmerung - Berlin Philharmonic - Sir Simon Rattle; Deutsche Oper, Berlin - Donald Runnicles; Canadian Opera Company
  • Berlioz La Damnation de Faust - London Symphony Orchestra - Sir Simon Rattle
  • Mahler Das Lied von der Erde - Festival de Saint Denis - Robin Ticciati
  • Dryade in Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos; Second Norn Götterdämmerung - The Royal Opera, Covent Garden
  • Mahler Resurrection Symphony - Boston Symphony Orchestra - James Levine; Edinburgh Festival - BBCSSO - Donald Runnicles; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Daniele Gatti; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Mahler Symphony No 3 - Tanglewood - Michael Tilson Thomas; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra - Myung Whun Chung; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Donald Runnicles
  • Recitals - Carnegie Hall, New York; Wigmore Hall, London; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
  • Berlioz La mort de Cléopâtre; Les nuits d'étés; L'enfance du Christ - Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Robin Ticciati
  • Verdi Requiem - London Symphony Orchestra - Sir Colin Davis; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Yannick Nézet-Séguin; BBC Proms & Edinburgh International Festival - BBC SSO - Donald Runnicles
  • Mahler Symphony No 8; Schönberg Gurrelieder - Sir Simon Rattle - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra