Carla Wesby (soprano) was most recently seen in Die Meistersinger at The Metropolitan Opera as a member of the extra chorus. Her 2014-2015 season also included presenting a recital of French art song and oratorio, performing 3 of her mother’s compositions with the National Association of Composers, singing scenes from Rusalka with EnCANTA Collective, and singing the soprano solos in Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus. In 2014, she sang the role of 2nd Fairy with New York City Ballet in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also returned to Bard Summerscape in summer of 2014 to sing in the chorus of Euryanthe, having previously performed in Oresteia, Le Roi Malgre Lui, Der Ferne Klang, and Les Huguenots. Wesby attended Valparaiso University for her undergraduate studies, and Manhattan School of Music for her graduate degree. While at MSM she performed frequently with the Baroque Aria Ensemble. She also founded the One Act Opera Company and performed the role of Five-Year-Old in Milton Granger’s The Proposal. Since receiving her Masters degree, she has been auditioning and working as a freelance soprano. Highlights include Papagena in Die Zauberflote and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with One World Symphony, as well as Eve in Haydn’s Creation. She made her Avery Fisher Hall debut as Jungfrau in Hiller’s The Destruction of Jerusalem with American Symphony Orchestra and her Carnegie Hall debut as Francisca in West Side Story with New York Philharmonic. Wesby has been a soloist with Mineola Choral Society, Canterbury Choral Society, Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus, Big Apple Baroque, Staten Island Symphony, Westchester Chorale, and National Chorale. She was in the chorus at New York City Opera for Esther, Madama Butterfly, Moses in Egypt, and Anna Nicole. Wesby is a founding member of Opera Collective, a group devoted to making opera more accessible, partly by performing in the Music Under New York program. She is also in her 9th season as a cantor and section leader at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which has afforded her the opportunity to sing for Pope Benedict XVI, and for hundreds of people at their masses, concerts, and on the radio and television. She will be returning to Bard Summerscape this summer to sing in the chorus of Ethel Smythe’s The Wreckers.