Ashley Galvani Bell
Hailed by Opera News as “delightful,” soprano Ashley Bell has performed as a soloist in the United States, Italy, Spain, France and Russia. Most recently, she made her debut as Violetta in La Traviata at the Teatro de Maestranza in Seville Spain. Her other 2022 engagements included joining Spain's ABAO Bilbao Opera covering roles in La Voix Humaine & Zemlinsky’s Eine Florentische Tragödie, Mimí in La Bohème with California’s Opera Modesto, Violetta in La Traviata with La Semana Lirica Lucrecia Arana in Logroño, Spain and Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with both Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid and in the Festival de Villafranca del Bierzo. Upcoming performances include one of her signature roles Elle in La voix humaine with the Festival de Villafranca del Bierzo as well as originating the title role in the world premiere of the opera Klara by Pedro Halffter. Last year, as in-person performances resumed, she sang Elle in a critically-acclaimed production of La voix humaine both at Spain’s Rioja Forum & Bay Street Theatre. During the pandemic, Ashley produced and starred in the documentary film Rival Queens featuring music from Maria Stuarda, which has won 19 awards in international film festivals including Best Documentary at Madrid Art Film Festival & Tokyo Film Festival.
In recent seasons, she made her Carnegie Hall debut as soprano soloist in Hadyn’s Nelson Mass and Schubert’s Mass in C with MidAmerica Productions, debuted as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly with California’s Townsend Opera & debuted Mimi in La Bohème with Mississippi Opera & Natzhez Festival of Music, and debuted with New York City Opera as a principal artist in L'amore dei tre re. Ms. Bell is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University and speaks five languages fluently. She is a recipient of Yale’s Browne Irish Performing Arts Award and a Scholarship Award at the Crested Butte Music Festival.