Sophie/Emmeline+ ** Emmeline Tulsa Opera 2020

Donna Anna Don Giovanni Tulsa Opera 2019

Rosina+ Il barbiere di Siviglia Tulsa Opera 2018

Liù+/Ensemble Turandot Tulsa Opera 2018

Ensemble Faust Tulsa Opera 2017

Eliza* Dark Sisters Oklahoma City University 2017

Magda La Rondine Oklahoma City University 2016

Rosalba+/Ensemble Florencia en el Amazonas Opera Steamboat (formerly known as Emerald City Opera) 2016

Spirit/Ensemble Dido & Aeneas Opera Steamboat Artist Institute 2016

Ensemble Fantastic Mr. Fox Opera Steamboat Artist Institute 2016

Jackie O* Jackie O Oklahoma City University 2016

Suor Genovieffa Suor Angelica Oklahoma City University 2014


Tulsa District Winner The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2017

Stephen Dickson Encouragement Award Bass School of Music Senior Awards; OCU 2017

Second Place Donna Marie Haire Vocal Competition; Ladies Music Club 2016


Soloist The Stars Align – 70th Anniversary Gala  Tulsa Opera 2018

Soloist Classics – A Night At The Opera Tulsa Signature Symphony 2018

Ensemble Handel’s Israel in Egypt Oklahoma City Philharmonic & Canterbury Choir 2017      

Ensemble Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast Oklahoma City Philharmonic & Canterbury Choir 2015

Ensemble Orff’s Carmina Burana Oklahoma City Philharmonic & Canterbury Choir 2013


Tulsa Opera Resident Artist Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States January 2018-Current

Opera Steamboat Artist Institute Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States 2016

Taos Opera Institute Taos, New Mexico, United States 2015


BM Vocal Performance Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University 2017

*Denotes Regional Premiere

**Denotes Upcoming/In Production

+ Denotes Cover


Saxophone; basic guitar; basic piano; basic tap; valid Oklahoma driver’s license


Andres Cladera David Herendeen Larry Wade Keller Charles Koslowske

Andrés Franco Karen Miller Barbara McAlister

Timothy Long Denni Sayers

James Lowe Omer Ben Seadia

Jan McDaniel Harry Silverstein

Matthew Mailman Cynthia Stokes


Karlye Whitt, American soprano, currently resides as a Resident Artist with Tulsa Opera. The 2019-2020 season sees Karlye in her return to Tulsa Opera as Sophie in Emmeline after her role and operatic debut with Tulsa Opera as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for their 2018-2019 season. Karlye was one of three Tulsa District Winners in the 2016-2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Notable credits include the role of Eliza in the Oklahoma premiere of Nico Muhly’s American opera, Dark Sisters, as well as the title role in Michael Daugherty’s opera, Jackie O, with her alma mater, Oklahoma City University. In the summer of 2016, she participated in the Opera Steamboat Young Artist Institute (formerly known as Emerald City Opera) to perform as the Spirit in Dido & Aeneas as well as cover the role of Rosalba in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas. Karlye holds a Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma City University.