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Erin Morley

Erin Morley is one of today’s most sought-after lyric coloratura sopranos. Her performances have garnered huge critical acclaim and she regularly appears on the world’s greatest opera stages such as the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, Glyndebourne Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Los Angeles Opera. Highlights of the 19/20 season include Tytania in a new production of Britten’s »A Midsummer Night’s Dream« at the Wiener Staatsoper; Gilda »Rigoletto« at Bayerische Staatsoper. Recent performances include Konstanze (»Die Entführung aus dem Serail«) and Sophie (»Der Rosenkavalier«) at Opera de Paris; Gilda, Zerbinetta and Sophie at Wiener Staatsoper; Fiakermilli (»Arabella«) and Gilda at Bayerische Staatsoper; »Lucia di Lammermoor« in Nancy; Queen of the Night (»Magic Flute«), Roxana (»Krol Roger«), Mme Silberklang (»Der Schauspieldirektor«) and Stravinsky’s »The Nightingale« all at Santa Fe Opera; Zerbinetta in Glyndebourne; and Sandrina (»La Finta Giardiniera«) in Lille and Dijon with Emmanuelle Haïm. Another role Morley has made her own is Cunegonde (»Candide«) which she has performed in stellar company at LA Opera with James Conlon, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Phildalephia Orchestra and at the Carnegie Hall Centenary. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Morley has now sung more than 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and has been featured in five »Live in HD« broadcasts. She was hailed by critics as »a major success” when she stepped in last-minute to sing Sophie in an entire run of »Der Rosenkavalier in the 2013-2014 season. Since then Met audiences have also seen her as Sophie in Robert Carsen’s new production of »Der Rosenkavalier; as Olympia (»Les Contes d’Hoffmann; as Constance (»Les Dialogues des Carmélites«); and as Pamina (»The Magic Flute«), among others. Equally at home on the concert platform Morley has performed with leading orchestras. A dedicated recitalist, her appearances include recitals with pianist Vlad and with pianist Ken Noda. Morley spent her early years studying violin and piano, and frequently collaborated with her violinist mother. An undergraduate of the Eastman School of Music, she went on to earn her Master of Music voice degree from The Juilliard School and her Artist Diploma from the Juilliard Opera Center in 2007, where she received the Florence & Paul DeRosa Prize. Morley also trained at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist, the Ravinia Festival Steans Institute, and the Wolf Trap Opera Company as a Filene Young Artist. She won 1st Prize in the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition in 2002, 1st Place in the Licia Albanese – Puccini Foundation Competition in 2006, 3rd Place in London’s Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in 2009, and received the Richard Tucker Career Grant in 2013.


Events with Erin Morley