Described as “sunny”, “supple” and “soaring,” soprano Carley DeFranco is known for her committed dramatic portrayals. Highlights of her 2022-23 season include Britten’s Les Illuminations and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Emmanuel Music), Mozart’s Requiem (Symphony New Hampshire), Debussy Sirénes (Lorelei Ensemble and Boston Ballet) and Christopher Tin’s Lost Birds with VOCES 8.
Carley has sung 80 cantatas with Emmanuel Music in their Bach Cantata Series and has been a featured soloist in Harbison’s Chorale Cantata, St. John Passion, Magnificat, Mass in B Minor and Christmas Oratorio. She was Angelo in Emmanuel’s staged recording of La Resurrezione and Lucy Lockit in Britten's The Beggar’s Opera. This season, she sings in concert with Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Monadnock Music Festival, Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, Con Brio Choral Society, the American Soloists Ensemble and the National Chorus of Korea.
Carley’s operatic credits include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Boston Opera Collaborative, The Rose (The Little Prince) with NEMPAC Opera Project, the title role in Alcina with Opera del West and many premieres in Boston Opera Collaborative’s critically-acclaimed festival of ten-minute operas: Opera Bites. Carley is a current soprano scholar with VOCES 8 and a former Lorraine Hunt Lieberman fellow with Emmanuel Music. She is the Director of After School Music at Dexter Southfield and teaches voice and piano out of her home in Somerville, MA. www.carleydefranco.com