Andrea Carroll
New England Second Place Winner 2012

Soprano Andrea Carroll began the 2015-2016 season at the Wiener Staatsoper as Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore and Zerlina in Don Giovanni, also covering Gilda in Rigoletto. Future assignments there include the title roles in Albert Lortzing’s Undine and in Johanna Doderer’s youth opera Fatima, oder von den mutigen Kindern. Next spring Andrea joins Houston Grand Opera as Julie Jordan in Carousel, a role she first sang at Glimmerglass in 2014. The soprano began the 2014/15 season with her Washington National Opera debut as Rosalba in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, and continued with debuts at Opera Santa Barbara as Gilda, at New York’s Gotham Chamber Opera as the Princess in El gato con botas (Puss in Boots) by Xavier Montsalvage, and as Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos at Seattle Opera. The soprano also returned to Utah Opera as Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles. As a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio last season, she appeared as Countess Ceprano and the Page in Rigoletto (and covered Gilda), Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, Woglinde in Das Rheingold, and Adele in select performances of Der Fledermaus.


A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Andrea holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She has also trained and performed roles with the American Center for Puccini Studies, Arcadia Opera, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Seagle Music Colony, Dicapo Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and most recently the Houston Grand Opera Studio, which she joined during the 2012/13 season. The soprano made her professional debut in 2012 with Fort Worth Opera as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and soon debuted with Utah Opera as Rosalba, sang Musetta in performances of  La bohème and The Plaintiff in Trial by Jury with Houston Grand Opera, and returned to Wolf Trap as Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims. Other career highlights include Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Wolf Trap, Despina in Così fan tutte at the Manhattan School of Music, Rose Segal in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening at Glimmerglass, and Susanna, Julie Jordan, and Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls with the Seagle Music Colony.


Andrea was the recipient of a 2014 Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. Her other awards have included the First Place and Audience Choice awards in Houston Grand Opera’s 2012 Eleanor McCollum Competition, the 2012 Arthur & Mae Orvis Foundation Award of the Liederkranz Foundation, the 2012 William Matheus Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award, and a Second Prize in the 2011 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition.





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