Holli Harrison’s ‘stunning vocal beauty’ and ‘huge range, resilience and power’ have heralded her as one of America’s most promising Young Dramatic Sopranos.
A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Harrison is a Grand Prize Winner of the 2006 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Highlights this season include Berta in the Metropolitan Opera's holiday presentation of The Barber of Seville, Mozart Mass in C Minor with the Savannah Philharmonic and returning to the Metropolitan Opera in the spring to participate in a new production of Strauss' Elektra.
Ms Harrison made her debut on The Metropolitan Opera stage in the role of Berta in Bartlett Sher’s critically acclaimed production of The Barber of Seville in 2013. She returned in the fall of 2014 to sing Aksinya in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk which was voted as one of the top classical performances of 2014. Other significant roles include Marianna in Das Liebesverbot, Boule de Suif in The Greater Good World Premiere, both with Glimmerglass Opera, and her role debut in Don Giovanni at Fort Worth Opera where the press described her Donna Elvira as possessing “a gratifyingly strong and consistent soprano that sustained full power in the low register. Harrison's Elvira was a pretty tough lady, in both her vocal heft and her regal bearing.” - Opera News
An experienced concert performer, Ms Harrison has sung with some of America’s leading orchestras and ensembles. Noteworthy performances include Mendelssohn’s Logbesang with the Seattle Symphony, Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana with the Campanile Orchestra, Schubert’s Mass in A flat minor with the St Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and Mozart’s Requiem with the Houston Chamber Choir.