“Sunny”, “supple” and “soaring” soprano Carley DeFranco has quickly become one of the Northeast's in-demand soloists. A frequent guest of orchestras and opera companies alike, Carley has performed with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (Mozart’s Requiem), North Carolina Master Chorale (Handel’s Alexander’s Feast), the Providence Singers (A Night at the Opera Gala), American Bach Soloists Academy (Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198), Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Gounod Messe Solenelle, Saint Saëns Oratorio de Noël, Schubert Mass in Eb Major), Geneseo Symphony Orchestra (selections from Phantom of the Opera, and Polymnia Choral Society (Schubert Mass in G Major, Dido and Aeneas), among others. Her opera roles include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Boston Opera Collaborative and Greater Worcester Opera, Lucy Lockit (The Beggar’s Opera) with Emmanuel Music, The Rose (The Little Prince) with NEMPAC Opera Project, the title role in Alcina with Opera del West, Zuniga (The Tragedy of Carmen) with Opera Theatre Cape Cod, Yvette (La Rondine: Remix) with Boston Opera Collaborative, Nannetta (Falstaff) with Emerald City Opera and many world premieres in Boston Opera Collaborative’s critically-acclaimed annual festival of ten-minute operas: Opera Bites. In demand for her performances of new music by American composers, Carley has given premieres at the Kennedy Center, Fog X FLO on the Emerald Necklace, New England Conservatory, Middlesex Community College, Mount Holyoke College, Longy School of Music and American University. She was the 2018-19 Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow with Emmanuel Music and a 2019 Vocal Fellow with American Bach Soloists. www.carleydefranco.com

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