CARA GABRIELSON - STUDIO ARTIST
OPERA SARATOGA DEBUT SEASON: Ensemble and Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas; Clorinda cover is La Cenerentola
Soprano Cara Gabrielson is currently pursuing her Master of Music Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory where she also completed her Bachelor of Music. Recently, she performed the role of Norina in Pocket Opera’s Don Pasquale. At the conservatory she performed the roles of Musetta (La bohème), Atalanta (Serse), Nerone (Agrippina), Drusilla/La Virtù (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Helene (Hin und zurück) and Echo (La Calisto). She also covered the roles of Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Adele (Die Fledermaus). As the winner of the Conservatory’s Concerto Competition, she performed Mozart’s “Exsultate, jubilate” with the orchestra. As the youngest participant, Cara was a finalist for the Brava! Opera Theatre Competition. Previously, Cara has attended the Houston Grand Opera's Young Artists Vocal Academy, International Vocal Arts Institute in Virginia, Castleton Festival Artists Training Seminar and the SongFest Young Artist program.