Possessing a voice rich with warmth and color, lyric soprano Carolyn Forte is a recent winner of the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra's Masters Concerto and Aria Competition (Minneapolis, Mn.), and will appear with the Symphony in February 2017 singing Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Other upcoming roles include Magda in Puccini's La Rondine with Undercroft Opera (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in May 2017.
She recently covered the title role in Florencia en el Amazonas with Emerald City Opera in Steamboat Springs, Co., where she spent the summer as a young artist. Other roles include Mimi (La Bohème) with the Boulder Symphony, and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with American Singers’ Opera Project in North Carolina.
A native of Washington, D.C., Ms. Forte enjoys an active performing schedule as a choral artist in the metro area. She recently appeared with the Music in McLean concert series' fall season as the soprano soloist in Remembrance and Resurrection (November), singing Mozart's Laudate dominum and Exsultate, jubilate, and will return for Messiah in early December.
Ms. Forte also performs locally with the Advent Project Choir and the Washington Master Chorale, under the direction of Maestro Thomas Colohan. She received her Master of Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Rochester.