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Kara Mulder
Soprano

"life is a lot like jazz.. it's best when you improvise." -George Gershwin

 

Artist Bio

Kara Mulder, a soprano from Philadelphia, is currently a Resident Artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts. She attended The Eastman School of Music for her undergraduate degree followed by the University of Michigan for her Master’s degree. During her studies, Kara performed as the soprano soloist in Bach’s Magnificat with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Upper Dublin Choristers. She also appeared as the soloist in Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with The University of Michigan Symphonic Orchestra. December 2018, Kara was the first place recipient of the Kennett Square Symphony Orchestra Competition. Most recently, Kara appeared as the soloist in the Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem with The Choristers in April of 2019. Kara was a first place winner of the Barry Alexander Vocal Competition 2019 and made her Carnegie Hall Debut singing in the Winner's Recital. Operatic roles she has performed include Rusalka in Rusalka, Anna in Le Villi, Juliette in Romeo et Juliette, Conception in L’heure Espagnole and Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte. This passed summer Kara competed in the Bologna International Opera Competition winning a Special Award.

 
 
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Upcoming performances

Contessa, Le Nozze di Figaro

November 9th-24th

Visit www.avaopera.org for ticket information

Handel's Messiah December 22nd

The Choristers, Lansdale PA

Grand Prize Winner's Recital February 23rd, 2020

Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

New York, NY

To Be Certain of the Dawn, Soprano Soloist May 3rd, 2020 

Singing City and the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra 

Elkins Park, PA

 
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"Mulder’s “Song to the Moon” was ethereal, and her laments in the middle of Act II and at the start of Act III were passionately involving. She made us realize the vocal possibilities of the role, eclipsing the thinner, lighter renditions in the Metropolitan’s recent Rusalka productions..."

-Steve Cohen

Photo: Don Valentino 

Rusalka at the Academy of Vocal Arts

 

"Ms. Mulder projects her voice with strength, but also with a warmth that is distinctly her own. She has an excellent dramatic sense, using the entire stage as she engages the audience."

-Jeffrey Williams for New York Concert Review; Carnegie Hall New York, NY

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V tak mnohém srdci mrtvo jest

Antonín Dvořák

 

Soprano shortage?

probably not... but in case you'd like to work together or would like to hear more please feel free to shoot me an email.