Ashley Noelle Therrien is an American lyric soprano praised for her beautiful timbre and expressivity. She spent the summer of 2022 singing in the Opera Studio of the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. During her time at AIMS, she performed in the first orchestra concert led by Maestro Lukas Beikircher, where she sang in the Die Fledermaus chorus and covered Rosalinde. She was also cast in the second orchestra concert led by Maestro Marius Stieghorst where she performed as Erste Dame in the "Zu hilfe" scene of Die Zauberflöte and covered Erste Dame for the Quintet.
In August 2021, she made her Long Island debut as the soprano soloist in the 1st Annual Opera in the Park performance presented by Southampton Cultural Arts Center where she sang selections from La Traviata, Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Fledermaus. In July 2021, she was a festival singer for Piccola Opera's Summer Festival where she made her role debut as Rosalinde. In February 2021, she made her debut at the Rex Theatre in a virtual concert entitled "An Evening at the Opera."
In August 2020, Ashley made her debut with Opera on Tap New Hampshire in their inaugural performance-an outdoor, socially distant concert in Portsmouth, NH. In July 2020, Ashley was scheduled to participate in Opera Viva Verona's Young Artist Program which was cancelled due to Covid.
In August of 2019, Ashley began a series of performances with Salon Singers of NH with whom she made her debut as Violetta in La Traviata. The Salon Singers Series featured a variety of recitals that included an evening of Mozart arias in October 2019, an evening of Italian arias in January 2020 and a sacred recital in February 2020.
In 2018, Ashley made her role debut as Mimì in La Bohème with Opera New Hampshire's In-School Program which was followed by an evening of opera scenes later that summer with Piccola Opera where she portrayed Violetta Valéry, Countess Almaviva and the Sandman . In 2017, Ashley made her debut with JC Productions as Mary Magdalene in the rarely performed Massenet oratorio of the same name. In the fall of 2017, Ashley made her debut with Viva La Musica Vermont as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel.
Highlights of her 2016 and 2015 seasons were performing in New England Conservatory's continuing education program's opera scenes program (2016), her role debut as Suor Angelica (2016) and her debut performance with Piccola Opera as First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute (2015). In 2014, she won the Audience Favorite Award in Piccola Opera's NH Idol Competition and made her role debut as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel.
She made her opera debut in the summer of 2013 as the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel with Just Love to Sing which led to her playing the role of Gretel in 2014 with Opera New Hampshire's In-School Program.