Erica Morelli is quickly gaining international recognition for her vocal and acting abilities. "Her winning combination of beautiful tone, artistic sensitivity, and superlative stagecraft have served to make Ms. Morelli a highly sought after singing actress" (Critic's Point).
This season, Ms. Morelli returns to China for solo performances with the Hunan Symphony, Henan Symphony, Jiangxi Symphony, and Shaanxi Symphony. Ms. Morelli will also be performing the role of Liu in Turandot in China.
Highlights of previous seasons include: Ms. Morelli's performance as Leonora in Il Trovatore at the Tianjin Grand Opera Theater as well as performances as a soloist with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra and the Tian Han Grand Opera of Changsha. Ms. Morelli asTatyana in Eugene Onegin at the International Festival of the Aegean; her performance as Mimi (La Boheme) with the Pazardzhik Symphony of Bulgaria; her debut in the title role of Salome (Salome) with the Aegean Festival; Her performances as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the National Symphony of Albania; her concert debut at The Athenaeum in Athens, Greece, and her creation of the role The Fairy, in the operetta The Toybox, written by Chloe Charody specifically for Ms. Morelli.
Ms. Morelli has sung several roles including the title role in Suor Angelica; Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro; Marguerite in Faust; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni; Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte; Mimi in La Boheme; Musetta in La Boheme; Alice Ford in Falstaff; Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus; Micaela in Carmen; Susannah in Susannah; Alma in Summer and Smoke; Natalia in Month in the Country; Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte; and Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte.
A native of Illinois, Ms. Morelli’s professional concert debut was as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven's Egmont with the Sinfonia da Camera. Equally skilled in both stage roles and concert performances, Ms. Morelli has performed as a soloist with several notable orchestras in the United States and Europe, including The National Symphony of Albania and The Charlemagne Orchestra of Belgium. Concert appearances include a recital with Composer, Richard Hundley of his unpublished works and concerts with famed pianist, Awadagin Pratt.
Ms. Morelli has performed in many venues throughout the world including St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy; Lincoln Center in New York City; The Apollo Theater in Greece; The Athenaeum in Athens, Greece; The Volksoper in Weimar, Germany; The Staat Theatre in Brugge, Belgium; The Magdalenazaal in Brugge, Belgium; The Urbania City Theater in Italy; and The Grenada Theater in Spain.
Ms. Morelli has been a Finalist in several competitions including: The Bel Canto Competition, The Elardo Competiton, The Arts and Letters Competition, and in addition to placing at The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Morelli also received The Audience Choice Award.
In addition, Ms. Morelli has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards: Indiana University Dean's Music Merit Award, Scuola Italia La Musica Scholarship, University of Illinois Graduate Music Assistantship, and the St. Louis University Madrid Spanish Song Scholarship.
Ms. Morelli was an Apprentice Artist at The Illinois Opera Theater, New Jersey Opera Theater, Weimar Opera Studio and The Intermezzo Foundation Elardo Young Artist Program.
Erica Morelli attended Indiana University, New England Conservatory, Boston University, and The University of Illinois. Ms. Muller currently holds a Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, Artist Diploma, and Doctor of Music.