Welcome to soprano, Gail Carson's web site.
When Metropolitan opera star of the mid 20th century, Rose Bampton, and legendary conductor/composer, Leonard Bernstein, heard the young Carson in the late 1960s at auditions in the United Nations building in New York, Bernstein commented to Bampton, "This is one of the best voices I've heard in this decade." Bernstein gave Carson a high commendation for a Fulbright Scholarship, which she was later awarded to study opera in Europe.
That was the beginning. She went on to be a finalist in many important vocal contests. She sang on the stage of the Met, of New York City Opera, of the Chicago Lyric, all as a top finalist. She was a finalist in the International Verdi Voices competition in Italy and also of the American Opera Auditions in Cincinnati. Carson went on to sing as a soloist with major symphony orchestras in Europe and the United States, including the London Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Budapest Orchestra, the Portland (Maine) Symphony, the Orchestra of Milan (Italy), the Springfield (Mass.) Symphony Orchestra and the National Opera Orchestra.
Now Gail Carson can be heard on her new CD,
"CarsonDiva, a career retrospective 1971 -1995"