Soprano, Cara Gabrielson , recently graduated with her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she also received her Bachelor's degree. Cara made her debut with Ars Minerva performing the role of Jocasta in a revival of the lost Venetian opera, Le Amazzoni, by Carlo Pallavicino. Other Bay Area performances include the Foreign Woman (The Consul) with Berkeley Chamber Opera and Norina in an English version of Don Pasquale with Pocket Opera. As a Studio Artist with Opera Saratoga, Cara sang the role of Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas and covered Clorinda in La Cenerentola . This 2017-2018 season, she looks forward to being the Soprano Soloist with San Francisco Symphony in Bach's Magnificat , Bernstein's Chichester Psalms , and Ives' Psalm 90 . She also will sing Mozart's Exultate, jubilate and Laudate dominum with Portland’s Pacific Youth Choir.
Cara is a current Oregon District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and looks forward to competing in the Northwest Region Finals in 2018. Cara is the winner of the Thelma Dry Award from the Henry & Mara Holt Scholarship Competition and placed 3rd in the the Pacific Musical Society Competition. As the winner of the 2014 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition, she performed Mozart's Exultate, jubilate with the Conservatory Orchestra. At SFCM, she performed the roles of Musetta (La bohème) , Atalanta (Serse) , Drusilla (L'incoronazione di Poppea) , and Nerone (Agrippina) . Cara is an alumna of Houston Grand Opera's Young Artists Vocal Academy and the International Vocal Arts Institute.