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Andrea Carroll


Hailed as "a miracle of freshness and brightness," American-Guatemalan soprano Andrea Carroll is in huge demand with opera houses across the U.S. and Europe. Between 2015 and 2020 she spent five seasons on the ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper, performing 15 leading roles for the company. 

In the 2022-23 season Carroll made a series of house debuts, including for the Metropolitan Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Micaëla in Carmen for Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro for Canadian Opera Company, as well as returning to Palm Beach Opera as Nannetta in Falstaff. This season saw Carroll perform Norina in Don Pasquale at the Wiener Staatsoper and Nannetta in Falstaff for Houston Grand Opera. She will go on to make her Royal Opera House debut as Musetta in La Bohème. Carroll will also perform Norina in Don Pasquale and Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung at Teatro alla Scala. 

Highlights of the 2021-22 season included Carroll’s Teatro alla Scala debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Adina in L'elisir d'amore for the Wiener Staatsoper, Pamina in The Magic Flute for Houston Grand Opera and a return to San Diego Opera as Beatriz in Daniel Catan’s La Hija de Rappaccini. 

On the concert platform, recent plans have included the world premiere of Johannes Maria Staud’s Jittering Directions in her debut with the Wiener Symphoniker, Brahms’ Requiem for her debut with The Cleveland Orchestra as well as Fauré’s Requiem & Columbine in Ethel Smyth’s Fête Galante in Carroll’s debut for the Bard Music Festival. 

On the ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper, Carroll’s roles included Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Nannetta in Falstaff, Gilda in Rigoletto, Musetta in La Bohème, Norina in Don Pasquale, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, and Stimme des Waldvogels in Siegfried, among others. 

Notable operatic engagements have included Pamina in The Magic Flute for Dallas Opera, Adina in L'elisir d'amore for Den Norske Opera, Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles for Houston Grand Opera, Musetta in La Bohème for San Diego Opera, Mélisande in a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande and Adèle in Le comte Ory for Garsington Opera, and Micaëla in Carmen for the Tokyo Philharmonic. Carroll has created the roles of Mary Bailey in Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life with Houston Grand Opera, Kitty in Johannes Maria Staud’s Die Weiden at the Wiener Staatsoper and made her house debut at Washington National Opera as Rosalba in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas. 

Carroll trained at the Manhattan School of Music before joining the Young Artist Program at Glimmerglass Opera and spent two years on the Young Artist Program at Houston Grand Opera. Among her many accolades, Carroll was a finalist in the 2015 Operalia competition, winner of the 2012 Eleanor McCollum Competition and a 2018 recipient of the Richard Tucker Career Grant.