Karli Forte
(She/Her) Upcoming soprano, Karli Forte, is hailed for her "vivacious" performance energy and powerful coloratura. Karli is currently a Graduate Assistant in Opera at the Louisiana State University. 
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Karli Forte

Karli Forte is a soprano originally hailing from Fremont, Indiana. She has recently appeared with Charlottesville Opera as an Ader Emerging Artist for their 2022 season, and is looking forward to returning for the 2023 season. There she appeared as Frou-Frou in The Merry Widow, and covered Liesl in The Sound of Music. This summer she will be in the chorus of  Tosca and Guys and Dolls- in which she will also be covering the role of Adelaide. Other upcoming performances include the Young People’s Opera Program with Opéra Louisiane, concerts of arias and opera scenes with Charlottesville Opera, and Handel’s Messiah with the Steuben County Festival Choir in conjunction with the Friends of Fort Wayne Philharmonic.


A current graduate student at Louisiana State University, she recently made the collegiate debut of Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg singing the role of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has also appeared with LSU Opera Theatre as Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, La Princesse in Philip Glass’ Orphée (collegiate debut), Despina in Cosí fan tutte, and Noémie in Massenet’s Cendrillon. She has appeared with Indiana University Opera Theater as a Flower Maiden in Wagner’s Parsifal, chorus member in Bernstein’s Mass, and Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. In July 2019, Forte made her international debut as Nannetta in Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff with the International Opera Performing Company in Mercatello, Italy. Forte has also been seen as Papagena in Bloomington Chamber Opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte. Forte is on the original cast recording as Ona Lukoszaite-Rudis in John William Griffith’s operatic-film adaptation of The Jungle, the American novel by Upton Sinclair. 

Other credits include a 2023 Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, Honorable Mention at the Mobile Opera Rose Scholarship Competition, and 2nd place in the Indiana Matinee Musicale collegiate competition in Indianapolis, Indiana. Forte is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy class of 2017, and received her  Bachelor’s of Music in Voice Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in 2021. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Music at Louisiana State University with Professor Robert Grayson and Paul Groves.




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