Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill's concerts in 2023/24 include returns to The Metropolitan Opera for Verdi's Requiem, to the Philadelphia Orchestra for Alma Mahler songs, and to the Rotterdam Philharmonic for a concert tour of Die Walküre (Fricka), all conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; to the Boston Symphony for Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle (Judith) with Karina Canellakis, the Chicago Symphony for Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for Tristan und Isolde (Act 2) and the Wiener Symphoniker for Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, both conducted by Robin Ticciati; and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Berlioz' La mort de Cléopȃtre with Maxim Emelyanychev.
On the operatic stage, following her critically acclaimed performance as Mère Marie in Barrie Kosky's new production of Poulenc's Les Dialogues des Carmelites in 2023, she returns to the Glyndebourne Festival for Tristan und Isolde (Brangäne) conducted by Robin Ticciati.
She is Patron of the National Girls' Choir of Scotland and in 2018 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She sang in the National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication for King Charles III following his Coronation in 2023.