Carole Haber, a lyric coloratura soprano, won the N Meyer Baker Award and the Eleanor Steber Music Foundation Award at the 1989 Washington International Voice Competition at the Kennedy Center. She is well known for her interpretations in the Mozartean and Bel Canto styles. She made her operatic debut as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. Her performances of this role throughout the East Coast have been highly acclaimed by The New York Times, High Fidelity, Opera News, and The Boston Globe, among others. Haber has sung with leading orchestras and choral groups throughout the United States, with such conductors as Robert Shaw, Christopher Hogwood, Roger Norrington, Andrew Parrott, Keith Lockhart, and Sarah Caldwell.
In 1996, Haber premiered Daniel Pinkham’s The White Raven and Robert Kyr’s Passion According to Four Evangelists. She has recorded the latter work on the New Albion label. In 1997, Haber made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in Brahms’s Requiem. She remains an active performer in concerts and recitals.
Haber’s students have, and are currently singing with Chicago Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, Boston Lyric Opera, Zurich Opera Studio, New York City Opera, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Glimmerglass Opera, Carmel Bach Festival, Lyric Opera of New Jersey, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Caramoor Festival, Cincinatti Young Artist Program, and at Tanglewood.
In December 2009, Carole Haber was named the first occupant of NEC’s first-ever endowed faculty position in vocal studies, the Wendy Shattuck Chair in Voice, funded by NEC voice alumna Wendy Shattuck ’75 and her husband, Samuel Plimpton.