Soprano Sharla Nafziger has performed almost seventy works in the oratorio and concert repertoire including the major works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Poulenc and Orff. She has appeared with symphony orchestras, choral societies and festivals across North America, including appearances with the symphony orchestras of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Colorado, Monterey, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall, and the Elora Festival (Canada). She made several appearances on the main stage at New York City Opera in Il Viaggio a Reims (Corinna), Carmen (Fraquita), Die Tote Stadt (Juliette) and Cosi fan Tutte (Despina). Other operatic roles include Nannetta, Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), Lucy (The Telephone), Ilia, Norina, Gilda, Konstanze, Zerlina, and Belinda. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Oratorio Society of New York in 2002, and her New York recital debut at Merkin Hall as the 2001 winner of Joy in Singing. In 2008 she made her Kennedy Center debut in John Adams’ El Nińo with the Choral Arts Society of Washington, and is featured on premiere recordings of works by American composers Larry Nelson (on Albany Records) and Boaz Tarsi (on ERM Media). She can also be heard on the Naxos label in Scott Wheeler’s opera The Construction of Boston (Nikki), Lully’s Ballet Music for the Sun King, and the Telarc label in Die Agytische Helena (Erste Elfe). She has been on the voice faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC, since 2003, and maintains a private studio as well.