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Haley Whitney - Voice
Haley Whitney, a rising soprano from New Orleans has enthralled local audiences with her elegant singing and natural theatricality that leaps off of the stage.
She most recently performed as a soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in their annual “Baroque Christmas” singing selections from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah. Other recent roles include performances with New Orleans Opera both on the main stage and with the companies chamber opera ‘detour’ series as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen, Woman I in the regional premier of Lera Auerbach’s The Blind, and as Céphise is Rameau’s Pygmalion. Ms. Whitney’s eclectic repertoire also includes roles such as Blanche de la Force in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, the Youth in Tom Cipullo’s After Life, a featured performance for the National Opera Association convention, as well as Rose Maurrant in Weill’s Street Scene, Michaëla in Bizet’s Carmen and Suor Geniovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. As a concert soloist, she performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018 as Mary Jacobi in Bach’s Easter Oratorio. Past performances of sacred works include Poulenc’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, and Kodaly’s Missa Brevis, in which she was a featured soloist in a stirring collaboration with New Orleans Opera and New Orleans Ballet.
She is a proud NOCCA graduate where she studied with Phyllis Treigle and recently received a BM in Vocal Performance in the studio of renowned mezzo-soprano, Luretta Bybee from Loyola University New Orleans in 2019.
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