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. There she appeared as Frou-Frou in The Merry Widow, and covered Liesl in The Sound of Music. She has appeared with LSU Opera Theatre as La Princesse in Philip Glass’ Orphée, and Despina in Cosí fan tutte. This spring at LSU, Karli will be singing scenes from Lucia di Lammermoor in “Viva Italia!”, and singing the role of 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 of Ona Lukoszaite-Rudis in John William Griffith’s operatic-film adaptation of The Jungle, the American novel by Upton Sinclair. Other credits include a recent masterclass with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and winning 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 under the tutelage of Jane Dutton in 2021. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Music at Louisiana State University with Professor Robert Grayson and Paul Groves.