Praised by Opera News for her “gleaming tone,” soprano Cree Carrico is an emerging singing actress whose repertoire spans roles of Mozart and Verdi, to the recent creations of Corigliano and Heggie. She performed Marie Antoinette in The Ghosts of Versailles, Jenny Smith in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, and Liza Elliot in scenes from Kurt Weill’s Lady in the Dark, all at the Manhattan School of Music. In the spring of 2013, Cree gave the New York premiere of Heggie’s monodrama At the Statue of Venus; performed in Carousel with the New York Philharmonic, starring Nathan Gunn and Kelli O’Hara; and curated and performed The Ophelia Project, a unique program of art songs, arias, and monologues at the National Opera Center. She returns to New York City’s Don’t Tell Mama this fall, where she produced and performed Poulenc’s La voix humaine last September. Equally at home in musical theater, Cree performed in Cabaret, Sunday in the Park with George, and worked closely with John Kander on a new version of Flora the Red Menace while at Oberlin. A finalist in the Ades Competition, Lotte Lenya Competition, and the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Cree currently studies with celebrated pedagogue Marlena Malas.