Marisa Karchin, soprano, is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Vocal Performance at Mannes College The New School for Music. After growing up in a musical family, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, where she discovered her love for both choral singing and opera. As a member of the Yale Glee Club under Jeffrey Douma she performed solos in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. On the stage, Marisa has sung the roles of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with the Opera Theater of Yale College, and the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Yale Baroque Opera Project, led by Venetian baroque scholar Ellen Rosand. This season at Mannes, Marisa looks forward to singing with the Mannes Sounds Festival and the Mannes Contemporary Ensemble.