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



Managing Director
Maxine Robertson

Assistant Artist Manager
Susan Keeling

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; The Royal Opera, Covent Garden
  • Berlioz La Damnation de Faust - London Symphony Orchestra - Sir Simon Rattle
  • Mahler Resurrection Symphony - Boston Symphony Orchestra - James Levine; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Daniele Gatti; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra - Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Mahler Symphony No 3 - Tanglewood - Michael Tilson Thomas; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra - Myung Whun Chung
  • 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
  • Mahler Das Lied von der Erde - Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York - Esa-Pekka Salonen; Staatskapelle Dresden - Donald Runnicles
  • Judith Duke Bluebeard - Scottish Opera