Early life and education
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.
In 1975 Farley made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in a matinee performance as Mimi in La bohème. In 1977 she sang the title role in the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Lulu. 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.
Discography and videography
- DVD. Poulenc's La voix humaine and Menotti's The Telephone. Scottish Chamber Orchestra, dir. José Serebrier. Decca Music Group 1992, licensed to VAI 2006.
- "Farley, Carole". Phoenix, USA. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- Cummings, David M. (2000). International Who's Who in Music and Musician's Directory. Psychology Press. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-948875-53-3.
- "La Bohème (767) Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 04/15/1975". MetOpera Database, Metropolitan Opera. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
- "Metropolitan Opera Premiere - Lulu (1) Metropolitan Opera House: 03/18/1977". MetOpera Database, Metropolitan Opera. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
- Ashley, Tim (3 June 2005). "Carole Farley: Wigmore Hall, London". The Guardian.