Erin Morley, soprano

One of today’s most in-demand coloratura sopranos, Erin Morley has brought what the New York Times has called the “silken clarity of her voice and the needlepoint precision of her coloratura” to the Metropolitan Opera, the Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna, Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, the Opéra National de Paris, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and many more

Ms. Morley’s recent highlights include a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Olympia in Les Contes D'Hoffmann, back-to-back Strauss roles at the Wiener Staatsoper (Zerbinetta in Ariadne Auf Naxos and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier), a role and house debut with LA Opera as Cunegonde in Candide, and Mahler's 8th Symphony 

A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Morley has now sung more than 80 performances at the Metropolitan Opera. Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Morley has appeared on tour with Harry Bicket and The English Concert, Louis Langrée and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and with the Met Chamber Ensemble in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. Ms. Morley has also appeared in recital with pianist Vlad Iftinca (Salt Lake City’s Virtuoso Series, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and Festival du Lied in Fribourg, Switzerland), and with pianist Ken Noda (at Brigham Young University and in the Alice Tully Hall Vocal Arts Honors Recital).

The daughter of a violinist, Ms. Morley spent her early years studying violin and piano, and frequently collaborated with her mother. While obtaining her undergraduate voice degree from Eastman School of Music, she continued her piano studies, and accompanied singers in lessons and in recital. 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. She won 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.