Possessing a voice rich with warmth and color, lyric soprano Carolyn Forte most recently covered the title role in Florencia en el Amazonas with Emerald City Opera (Steamboat Springs, Co.), where she was a young artist for their 2016 summer season. This past winter in Colorado she performed Mimì as part of an understudy run with the Boulder Symphony in their production of La Bohème.
Ms. Forte has performed the roles of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with American Singers’ Opera Project in North Carolina. She appeared for the first time as Donna Anna during her graduate study at Shenandoah Conservatory, where she also sang the title role in Venus and Adonis (Blow), and presented the principal role of Sir Elton John’s Trainer in David T. Little’s contemporary opera, Vinkensport.
A native of Washington, D.C., Ms. Forte enjoys an active performing schedule as a choral artist in the metro area. She will appear with the Music in McLean concert series’ fall season as a soloist in Remembrance and Resurrection (November 2016) under the direction of Maestro Thomas Colohan. Recent past performances include the soprano solo in Fauré’s Requiem, Op. 48, under the direction of Larry Vote, and Handel’s Messiah, both with Music in McLean. Carolyn has also performed with the Advent Project Choir, and will join the Washington Master Chorale as a pro chorister for their upcoming 2016-17 season.
Ms. Forte received her Masters of Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Rochester.