Erin Morley is one of today’s most sought-after coloratura sopranos. In recent years she has stepped into the international spotlight with a string of critically acclaimed appearances in the great opera houses of the world. In the 2019–20 season Ms. Morley sings Tytania in a new production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Vienna Staatsoper, then returns to the Bavarian Staatsoper as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto. Other roles include Mi in Lehár’s The Land of Smiles, in televised New Year’s Eve concerts with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Christian Thielemann, and Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos with the Bavarian Staatsoper on tour at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. She also returns to The Metropolitan Opera in her role debut as Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, and concludes the season with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and her Semperoper Dresden debut as Gilda in Rigoletto.
In addition to The Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, and Bavarian Staatsoper, Ms. Morley has appeared at Opéra national de Paris, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opéra de Lille, Opéra national de Lorraine, and Palau de les Arts in Valencia. Renowned for her musicality and deft phrasing, she has performed with some of the world’s premiere orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, in addition to the New York Philharmonic.