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Vocalists

Erin Morley


— Soprano

As Cunegonde in "Candide" at Carnegie Hall: “Erin Morley is in a class of her own among coloratura sopranos, singing even the most dazzlingly difficult material with beauty and musical sense. The role of Cunegonde is a little shallow for Morley’s dramatic talents, but she made the most of it, batting her eyes at anything that sparkled. The aria “Glitter and Be Gay” brought the show to a halt, as it should—she reveled in her warm-toned middle voice, milking the lament for all it was worth before vaulting through the sparkling coloratura with blinding brilliance.”
New York Classical Review, April 2018

As Zerbinetta in "Ariadne auf Naxos" with the Wiener Staatsoper: "Sensational: Erin Morley . . . Morley’s role debut was a sensational success, because of the conversational tone of the first half of the work, she found a perfectly chiseled implementation of everything, even the most intricate coloratura duties in the opera section. The Rondo can hardly ever be heard so precisely and exactly intoned, a firework of virtuoso ornamental singing.”
Die Presse, November 2017

As Olympia in "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" at the Metropolitan Opera: “Erin Morley singing Olympia’s famous doll aria “Les oiseaux dans la charmille” was an example of Met Opera at its best. Morley knocked off the first stanza, rippling through the coloratura effortlessly. Olympia may be a machine, but Morley is not. Her voice was tenderly human, without any bracing or metallic quality. Her singing was precise yet musical, never mechanical…Morley’s ornamented coloratura was so delicious in variety and astounding in execution that the crowd whooped and gasped…The MET audience buzzed as miraculous gymnastic feats gently tumbled from the soprano’s throat…Combining dramatic ingenuity and unmatched vocal prowess, Morley enlivened the MET audience who showered her with continuous applause.”
Schmopera, October 2017

As Sophie in "Der Rosenkavalier" at the Metropolitan Opera: “The sweet-voiced soprano Erin Morley makes an utterly charming Sophie. The miraculous love-at-first-sight duet when Octavian, on behalf of the baron, presents a silver rose to Sophie as a token of her engagement was sung with shimmering sound and impressively focused tone by Ms. Morley and Ms. Garanca.”
The New York Times, April 2017

About

Erin Morley is one of today’s most sought after coloratura sopranos. She has stepped into the international spotlight in recent years with a string of critically acclaimed appearances in the great opera houses of the world.

Ms. 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, Santa Fe Opera, Opéra de Lille, Opéra National de . . .

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      Photo: Wesley Johnson
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      Photo: Carlo Allemano

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