Praised by Opera News for her “gleaming tone,” soprano Cree Carrico is an emerging singing actress quickly gaining recognition as an interpreter of 20th and 21st century works. This season, Cree will perform the role of Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld with New Orleans Opera, a double bill as Williamson Girl/Soprano in Difficulty of Crossing a Field/Little Match Girl Passion with Portland Opera, the Soprano solos in Lang’s Simple Song with Chamber Music Northwest and Stray Bird with New Chamber Ballet, and will return a role she created as Rosemary Kennedy in JFK with Opera de Montreal.
In past seasons, Cree performed Lauretta in the prestigious Merola Opera Program’s production of Gianni Schicchi at San Fransisco Opera, the demanding title role in Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, in her performance with Chautaqua Opera, Amour in Orphée et Eurydice with Des Moines Metro Opera, Gilda in Rigoletto with Syracuse Opera, and Beatrice in Three Decembers and Younger Alyce in Glory Denied with Opera Memphis. Cree can also be heard on the cast recording of David Lang’s chamber opera The Difficulty of Crossing a Field produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
Cree received a Bachelor’s of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Master’s of Music from Manhattan School of Music. She was a finalist in the Ades Competition, the Lotte Lenya Competition and the Houston Grand Opera Studio.