Carol Yahr has had a distinguished international career, singing all the major roles of the Wagnerian repertoire including Isolde and Brünnhilde, as well as Leonore in Fidelio, both in the U.S. and abroad. She has performed leading parts with the Metropolitan Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra de Paris (Bastille), the Glyndebourne Festival, the Washington (D.C.) Opera and Seattle Opera among many others. She has sung under the batons of many of the world’s finest conductors including James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Roger Norrington, Christophe Eschenbach and James Conlon.
In recent years, she has become a well-known voice teacher and stage director with an active, private studio in New York. She is also the artistic director of New York Summer Opera Scenes, a summer program for aspiring young singers where she directs opera scenes and conducts master classes in audition techniques.
“Vocally, she was thoroughly secure: her sound has both warmth and transparency, and she used timbre and phrasing impeccably…” Didon, Les Troyens, Metropolitan Opera, Allan Kozinn, The New York Times