Cast Bio: Holly Flack – Olympia

Holly Flack is a coloratura soprano praised for “wielding an impressive range, effortlessly reaching higher than high notes” with her unique vocal extension beyond an octave above high C.

Ms. Flack’s roles include Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera, Frasquita in Carmen, Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Ida and cover for Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Peep-Bo in The Mikado. In 2015, she covered Marie in Daughter of the Regiment as a Gate City Bank Young Artist with Fargo-Moorhead Opera. She also performed Maggie Anderson in Brigadoon, Gabrielle in Can-Can, Mae in Oh Kay!, and Babette in Friederike as a young artist with Ohio Light Opera.

Ms. Flack has performed with the Bel Canto Opera Festival, Astoria Opera Festival, and Operafestival di Roma. She made her debut at the Trentino Music Festival in Mezzano, Italy singing the role of the Vixen in Leos Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen.

In the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she was a 2010 winner in the Kentucky District, after receiving the 2009 Encouragement Award, a 2012 winner in the Wisconsin District, and a 2014 Encouragement Award recipient in the Iowa District.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Ms. Flack holds a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College, and a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from The University of Kentucky, where she studied with soprano Cynthia Lawrence.