Soprano Carla Chrisfield has appeared as soloist with the Nevada Symphony Orchestra and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, and has been featured in numerous works, among them, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and St. John Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Vesperae Solennes de Dominica, and the motet Exsultate, Jubilate, the Poulenc Gloria, and Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. As a recitalist, she has appeared in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and throughout New England and Ohio, with performances at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Baldwin-Wallace College. She has given first-performances of works by composers Gene Young and Andy Vores, and is the recipient of a career grant from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.
A native of New England, Ms. Chrisfield was educated at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the Cleveland Institute of Music, with further training in Holland with soprano Elly Ameling. She is also an alumna of the Britten –Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh, England. Her teachers have included Elizabeth Chesko, Dorothy Ornest, Paulina Stark, and Pauline Oliver.