A thrilling vocal presence and commanding musicality have highlighted American coloratura soprano Holly Flack as a versatile talent with a repertoire spanning centuries and styles. Praised as an “explosive talent” with her flowing and warm middle voice, rippling coloratura and effortless trills, she “wields an impressive range, effortlessly reaching higher than high notes” with her stratospheric vocal extension.
Ms. Flack’s recent engagements include Madeleine FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER and La Musica/Euridice L’ORFEO for Orpheus|PDX (Portland), Chen PAINTED SKIN for Bard College/US-China Music Institute, the title-role SEMELE and Gilda RIGOLETTO for St Petersburg Opera, Queen of the Night THE MAGIC FLUTE and Morgana ALCINA for Fargo-Moorehead Opera, Ophélie HAMLET for Opera Ithica, Elvira L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI for Winter Opera St Louis, the title-role DINORAH for Amore Opera and Carmina Burana with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Engagements impacted by the COVID19 pandemic include her Canadian debut as the Queen of the Night THE MAGIC FLUTE with Opera Atelier, Toronto. Upcoming Olympia PINOCCHIO and Elvira L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI for St Petersburg Opera.
As a young artist Ms. Flack covered Marie LA FILLE DU REGIMENT with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Olympia LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN for St. Petersburg Opera and performed Maggie Anderson BRIGADOON with Ohio Light Opera.
She was a featured young artist with the iSing! International Young Artists Festival, where she was specifically chosen to perform for China’s National Day Celebration on Dragon TV, one of the largest official television networks in Shanghai. She was also featured on Jiangsu Weishi TV, a national network, in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Since those appearances she has travelled regularly to China for concerts in different cities around the country.
Ms. Flack made her international debut at the Trentino Music Festival in Mezzano, Italy singing the role of Vixen THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN. She has also performed with the Bel Canto Opera Festival, Astoria Opera Festival and Operafestival di Roma. Originally from Portland, Oregon she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College and a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Kentucky.