"The mezzo-soprano Kara [Dugan] brings vocal warmth and rich character to the role of the lovelorn Zaida."
The New York Times
"All of the other vocal soloists were more than up to their several challenges, in particular mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, whose burnished tone was a good match to her many prominent moments, both in duet and as a soloist."
(Soprano II soloist in Bach's Mass in B minor)
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Mezzo soprano Kara Dugan was Cherubino in "Figaro," gracefully singing the sweetly seductive "Voi Che Sapete."
Mary Kunz Goldman
"Kara.....who can easily flip into a jazz singer's croon, proved her mastery of style and languages, and gave expressive, nuanced interpretations of Henry Purcell's Baroque "If music be the food of love," German Lieder, French chansons, contemporary opera and jazz standards."
Susan L. Pena