Soprano Erin Morley, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, joined the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program in September 2007, and made her Met Opera debut in Manon Lescaut and Peter Grimes in February 2008. She will return in the 2008-2009 season to sing Masha in The Queen of Spades, and to cover Woglinde and Waldvogel in the Ring Cycle. Ms. Morley studies voice with Edith Bers.
Ms. Morley recently completed her Artist Diploma at the Juilliard Opera Center in May 2007, a recipient of the Florence & Paul DeRosa Prize. Opera roles at Juilliard include Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Adele in Die Fledermaus, the Fire and Nightingale in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, and Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Ms. Morley earned her Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and her Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman School of Music.
September 2006 marked Ms. Morley’s debut with the New York City Opera; as Sophie in the Trio from Der Rosenkavalier for the 2006 Gala Benefit, and as Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore. During the summer of 2007, Ms Morley sang Laoula in Chabrier’s L’Étoile and Papagena in The Magic Flute with Wolf Trap Opera Company, as well as a concert performance of Carmen with the National Symphony. She returned to Wolf Trap this past summer to perform Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Ms. Morley has performed in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, and has been featured as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Utah Symphony, and Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She won 1st Place in the Licia Albanese – Puccini Competition of 2006.