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Erica Cochran

Described as a “true coloratura with high notes to spare,” Cochran has been hailed for her “flexible voice,” and “mastery of comic timing.” She continues to make a name for herself and captivate audiences throughout the country. Erica began the 2015 season sinign Adele in Die Fledermaus with Boheme Opera of New Jersey to rave reviews.  Erica sang Papagena in Boheme Opera’s production of The Magic Flute and sang a musical theater concert at the Lincoln Center Library.  She made her debut with Skylight Opera as Lily in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess..

She performed the role of Marie in La Fille du Régiment with Union Avenue Opera Theater in St. Louis, MO. She received critical acclaim for the quality of her performance. "Cochran displays a lovely coloratura soprano voice that's ideally suited for Donizetti's expressive compositions as Marie. Cochran's playful performance is endearing.”  Other performances with Union Avenue Opera Theater include Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica and Nella in Gianni Schicchi with Union Avenue Opera in 2007. In 2005, Erica made her professional opera debut with Opera Memphis singing the role of Sylvianne in The Merry Widow.

Erica has worked extensively with Opera Vivente in Baltimore, MD, singing roles such as Clorinda in Cinderella, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld and Despina in Così fan tutte.

Past operatic engagements have included Adèle in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Serpetta in La finta giardiniera and Cupid in Eccles Semele.

In concert she has appeared with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra and the Florida State Symphony. She worked with Kentucky Opera in Louisville, KY and continues to work with other companies in and around the Philadelphia area. Erica completed
young artist programs with Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Memphis and Aspen Opera Theater.

Erica received an Encouragement Award from the Sullivan Foundation and  was a semi-finalist in the Orpheus Competition. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a Master of Music degree from Florida State University. She has also studied at the Luxembourg Conservatory of Music. Ms. Cochran resides in Philadelphia and is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana.