American soprano Carole Farley (b. 1946) has become one of the most sought-after singers of her generation. At age 19, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of Lulu, a role she has repeated more than 100 times in four languages (German, English, French and Italian), including the first European production in Zurich, the first Canadian production (with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto), the first production in England (with the Welsh National Opera), and the first Metropolitan Opera production. Carole Farley has been a guest of the world's foremost theatres. Particular highlights in her career include over 75 performances of the acclaimed Paris production of The Merry Widow and the Lyubimov-staged Lulu for Torino which was awarded the Abbiati Prize for best production of an opera in Italy.