Carelle Flores

Carelle Flores, soprano from San Juan, Puerto Rico, has performed extensively, including with Sarasota Opera and Palm Beach Opera as Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, Mimi in La Bohème at Ashlawn Opera, and Barbarina in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, also at Palm Beach Opera. This winter Ms. Flores debuted the role of Maria in a new opera commissioned by Opera Southwest, Bless Me, Ultima. She was a Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions semi-finalist, and is a graduate of Indiana University. Ms. Flores enjoys a busy career, both in opera as well as concert work, and has been a featured soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the St. Charles Singers, the Central New Jersey Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Singers, the Dallas Opera, and the Musical Bridges Around the World festival series, among others.
 
In Puccini’s La Bohème, Ms. Flores was heralded by June Lebell as “the standout performer of the evening… whose Musetta was enchanting, fun, lively and empathetic. Her energy and apparent joy in being on stage were like spotlights on talent. Her well-produced voice carried her above the vocal lines into the true character of Musetta.”