Summer Music Series – 18 June 2023
Date Published: June 13, 2023

At our 10am service on 18 June 2023, we welcome Carla Fisk, soprano.

Soprano Carla Fisk, regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions has performed in many operas in Europe and the United States. In Rome, Italy, she was chosen to sing on Italian National Television (RAI Uno), performing Hanna from Die Lustige Witwe. She then went on to be a part of the Baltimore Opera’s Young Artist Program singing the role of Beauty in Giannini’s Beauty and the Beast (an Educational Outreach Opera) and performing the role of Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte. They asked her back to sing the role of Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte directed by Werner Herzog and conducted by William Crutchfield with the main stage of Baltimore Opera. In her performing career she has sung the role of the Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, The title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme, Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and Laetitia in Menotti’s The Old Maid and The Thief.

After moving to New York City she started a non­-profit group called Opera on Tap. Opera on Tap is an educational and cultural outreach organization that seeks to bring opera to unconventional performance spaces like bars. Over time it became something that supports young singers, supports new music – chamber and opera – to be performed, and reaches out to children as well. This group has taken off like wild fire since its inception in 2005. Opera On Tap has been written about in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time Out Magazine. Opera On Tap has also been on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, WNYC “Soundcheck”, and Current TV. Carla remains an active managing “Diva”, promoting shows, performing in shows, working with the scholarship programs for singers, and is their Educational Outreach Director (writing and directing shows for children).

Since moving to the Albany area, Carla teaches private voice instruction and has performed as soloist in oratorio works such as Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Fauré’s Requiem, Einhorn’s Voices of Light, and Poulenc’s Gloria.