Carole Farley

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Carole Farley is an American soprano and a principal singer at the Metropolitan Opera.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Farley was born in Le Mars, Iowa. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in music. She spent the following academic year on a Fulbright scholarship at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. She is married to conductor José Serebrier.[2]


In 1975 Farley made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Mimi in La bohème.[3] In 1977 she sang the title role in the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Lulu.[4] In the late 1970s and 1980s she was known for singing demanding roles such as Lulu and the solo role in Poulenc's La voix humaine.[5]

Farley has been collaborating in recent years with contemporary American classical composers including Ned Rorem, William Bolcom, and Lowell Liebermann on multiple concert and recording projects.[5]

Discography and Videography[edit]


  1. ^ "Farley, Carole". Phoenix, USA. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Cummings, David M. (2000). International Who's Who in Music and Musician's Directory. Psychology Press. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-948875-53-3. 
  3. ^ "La Bohème (767) Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 04/15/1975.". MetOpera Database, Metropolitan Opera. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Metropolitan Opera Premiere - Lulu (1) Metropolitan Opera House: 03/18/1977". MetOpera Database, Metropolitan Opera. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Ashley, Tim (3 June 2005). "Carole Farley: Wigmore Hall, London". The Guardian. 

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