Brooke Tolley is a lyric coloratura soprano from Virginia. As a founding member of Opera Roanoke’s Artist Apprentice Program, she made her professional debut as Kate Pinkerton in their production of Madama Butterfly in the spring of 2011, under the baton of Scott Williamson. Also as an Apprentice Artist, she participated in productions of Il Trovatore, Carmen, Der fliegende Holländer, and the Pirates of Penzance. As a Young Artist with Asheville Lyric Opera she performed in a scenes and outreach program where she sang roles such as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Frasquita (Carmen), Lakmé (Lakmé) and Musetta (La bohème) as well as covering the role of Carrie in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. In the fall of 2013,she returned to Opera Roanoke to cover The Queen of the Night in their production of The Magic Flute as well as sing the role of Angelina in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Trial by Jury. She made her Chicago debut in 2014 singing The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with Chicago Summer Opera. Other roles include Annina in La Traviata with Capitol Opera Raleigh and Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Hayes in Susannah with Opera Roanoke. As a concert soloist, she has enjoyed performances of Schubert’s Mass in G, Handel’s Messiah and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ. She was a recent soloist for the premier of Pepper Choplin’s A Journey with the Shepherd at Lincoln Center. Brooke holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Liberty University and a Master of Music degree from Radford University.