Erin Morley is one of today's most promising lyric coloratura sopranos. Her breakthrough performance as Marguerite de Valois in Les Huguenots at Bard SummerScape was praised by the New York Times as “formidable".

Ms. Morley was recently hailed by critics as "a major success" when she stepped in last-minute to sing all performances of Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera. In the remainder of the 2013-14 season, Ms. Morley is making company debuts at Opéra de Lille and Opéra de Dijon (Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera), as well as a company debut with Munich's Bavarian State Opera (Gilda in Rigoletto). The summer of 2014 will take Ms. Morley back to Santa Fe Opera for a double-bill of Mozart's The Impresario (Madame Silberklang) and Stravinsky's Le Rossignol (title role).

Engagements for the 2014-15 season include company debuts at the Opéra National de Paris (Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Wiener Staatsoper (Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier), and Palm Beach Opera (Marie in La Fille du Régiment); and concert appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony and New York Philharmonic. Future seasons include leading roles with Opéra National de Paris, the English Concert, Houston Grand Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera, including Sophie in the new Robert Carsen production of Der Rosenkavalier conducted by James Levine in 2016-17.

During the 2012-13 season, Ms. Morley sang her first Gilda at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofìa in Valencia. She also returned to her home company, the Metropolitan Opera, as Sister Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and appeared in concert with the Houston Symphony as the Soprano Soloist in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with Hans Graf, and with the Philadelphia Orchestra as the Soprano Soloist in Carmina Burana with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. During the summer of 2013, Ms. Morley appeared in the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series in Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park with Isabel Leonard, Stephen Costello, and Brad Moore.

In 2011-12, Ms. Morley appeared in the Metropolitan Opera's Grammy Award-winning Lepage Ring Cycle: as Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, and as the Forest Bird in Siegfried. In the summer of 2012 Ms. Morley also returned to the Santa Fe Opera for Roxana in Szymanowski’s King Roger. On the concert stage, Ms. Morley added Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Utah Symphony) and Orff’s Carmina Burana (Indianapolis Symphony & New York Philharmonic) to her repertoire. She also performed and recorded Nielsen’s rare Symphony No. 3 with the New York Philharmonic as part of the Nielsen Project (now available on CD). Ms. Morley performed Bach cantatas with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and was joined by pianist Vlad Iftinca in solo recitals in Salt Lake City’s Virtuoso Series and in Carnegie’s Weill Hall.

Recent concert highlights include Berg’s Lulu Suite with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall; Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink; Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with James Bagwell and the Collegiate Chorale in Carnegie Hall; and Webern’s Four Songs with pianist Ken Noda and Satie’s Socrate with James Levine and the Met Chamber Ensemble in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall.

A 2010 graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Morley has sung several roles at the Met, including Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos, the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel, and the Daughter in The Nose. Ms. Morley completed her Artist Diploma at the Juilliard Opera Center in 2007, where she received the Florence & Paul DeRosa Prize. She earned her Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. She won 1st Place in the Licia Albanese – Puccini Foundation Competition in 2006, 3rd Place in London’s Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in 2009, and received the Richard Tucker Career Grant in 2013.