Described as a “knockout” by Opera News, mezzo-soprano Ashley Mulcahy enjoys singing a wide variety of solo and ensemble repertoire. Ashley is a recent graduate of the Voxtet Program (MM) at the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, where she studied with James Taylor. At Yale Ashley had the opportunity to work with many internationally renowned conductors, including Nicholas McGegan, Masaaki Suzuki, David Hill, Paul Hillier, and Simon Carrington. Favorite performances include alto solos in Handel’s Alexander’s Feast and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Juilliard 415, and the title role in A. Scarlatti’s Caino, ovvero il primo omicidio. Ashley previously resided in Chicago, where she studied with Ellen Hargis and sang with The Newberry Consort and Music of the Baroque. She was a Young Artist at the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival and earned a BA in Italian and a BM in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Carmen Pelton. Ashley is passionate about historically informed performance and is co-founder and director of Lyracle (lyraclemusic.com), an ensemble dedicated to repertoire for voice and viol. She currently resides in Boston.