American Soprano Ashley Becker has been lauded by The New York Times for her “lovely, fully supported sound and thoughtful nuanced phrasing”. In June 2022, Ashley performed the title role of Turandot with Opera51 in Boston, MA and in October she will create the role of Olympe de Gouges in the world premier of Girondines with Wilmington Concert Opera. In November she joins the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra as the soloist for Bernstein’s Jeremiah, and she then joins Lyric Opera of Orange County for Heggie's Two Remain, in the role of Krystyna covering and performing a community performance. Ashley will also return to Opera51 in June, 2023 and sing the title role in Tosca.
Recent past engagements include the leading role of Isabella in Wagner’s rarely performed Das Liebesverbot with the Cambridge Chamber Ensemble in Boston, MA and Senta in scenes from Die Fliegender Holländer with Wilmington Concert Opera, from the Kalmar Nyckle tall ship in Wilmington, DE harbor.
"Ashley Becker [...] brought a lovely, fully supported sound and thoughtful, nuanced phrasing to the role"
— A. Kozinn, The New York Times
"Ashley Becker as Rosalinde, used her rich flexible captivating soprano in her Hungarian Gypsy song “Czardas,” ending with a brilliantly sustained high note. Becker has a great flair for comedy, which along with her superb voice should serve her well in a diversity of roles." - Brooklyn Discovery
"Ashley Becker, another fine soprano, presented "The harvest of sorrow" and "The pied piper," both by Rachmaninov. Becker's vocal coloration is already well-developed, and as soon as she spoke, this reviewer wanted to hear her sing Puccini as well as Russian works"— M. Rogers, BroadwayWorld.com
"Soprano Ashley Becker aired out the moody intensity of two songs from Andre Previn's score to A Streetcar Named Desire: the uneasy Sea Air, and a sultry take of I Want Magic."
— A Streetcar Named Desire, One World Symphony