Erin Morley

— Soprano

“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

"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

“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 Sandrina in a DVD of the Opéra de Lille's "La Finta Giardiniera" for Erato: "Erin Morley, whom we last saw as Konstanze in Paris, is an enchanting 'giardiniera', with an impeccable vocal line, as convincing in the comedy as in the more serious scenes, and who will undoubtedly be a dream Sophie in the revival of 'Der Rosenkavalier' at the Bastille next year."
Forum Opera, May 2015

In Opening Concerts of the Mostly Mozart Festival: "The soprano Erin Morley joined the orchestra for two concert arias, “Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!” and “No, che non sei capace,” that showed off the silken clarity of her voice and the needlepoint precision of her coloratura. The first of the two arias is essentially a duet with a solo oboe, here played with deep expression by the orchestra’s principal oboist, Randall Ellis. Ms. Morley produced a wonderfully floating pianissimo sound in this monologue of a woman condemned to weep in silence as the object of her affections is promised to another. Even her most exposed high notes had a quality of contained stillness."
The New York Times,  July 2015


Erin Morley is one of today’s most in-demand coloratura sopranos. Her breakthrough performance as Marguerite de Valois in LES HUGUENOTS at Bard SummerScape was praised by the New York Times as “formidable.”

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 Lorraine, and . . .

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