07-14-19 Baritone Trevor Neal & Soprano Kara Shay Thomson - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

July 16th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino welcomes Baritone Trevore Neal & Soprano Kara Shay Thomson who will be performing at the Newport Music Festival this season.

Hailed by Opera News for his “warm and rich baritone”, Trevor Neal, is a favorite among audiences across the United States. The 2017/18 season has seen him at Opera San Jose in role debuts of Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte, Germont in La Traviata, Dutchman in The Flying Dutchman, and Rambaldo in La Rondine. He was previously a Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist at Virginia Opera where he sang the role of Kilian in Weber's Der Freischutz to critical acclaim. For more information on Trevor Neal please visit trevornealbaritone.com . 

Dramatic soprano, Kara Shay Thomson continues to build her expansive stage career by creating characters that push the limits both musically and dramatically and this year is no exception. Ms. Thomson opened the 2018-19 season with her debut of Balkis in Goundod's La Reine de Salba with Opera Odyssey. She follows with Turandot with Sarasota Opera and her debut of Salome with Dayton Opera. For more information on Kara Shay Thomson please visit karashaythomson.com .

For more information on the Newport Music Festival or to purchase tickets please visit newportmusic.org 

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