“Leading the cast was Andrea Carroll as the Colonel’s Wife, her adorably tough demeanor highlighted by a strong, vibrant soprano voice with an attractive dark hue. Carroll delivered her lines with consummate skill and unforced comedic timing” – Opera News
Praised for her “vibrant soprano voice” by Opera News and her “excellent comedic timing” by The New York Times, Soprano Andrea Carroll was the top prize winner of the 2012 Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition, the 2011 Sullivan Foundation, and a recent alumna of the Seagle Music Colony. The 2012-2013 season finds Andrea joining the Houston Grand Opera Studio where her assignments include student matinees and one main stage performance as Musetta in La Boheme, and covering the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Andrea will also be seen this season as Rosalba in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas with Utah Opera. Andrea made her professional debut at 23 years in the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro last spring at Fort Worth Opera, followed by Zerlina in Don Giovanni for the prestigious Wolf Trap Opera Company where she also performed in recital with Steven Blier. As Despina in Manhattan School of Music performances of Cosi fan Tutte the New York Times says Andrea “stole the show”.
A winner of the 2010 Washington D.C. District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Carroll’s other awards include the Rodgers and Hammerstein Grant from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, The Fran Morgenstern Award from the ASCAP foundation, and a performance on NPR’s “From the Top.” In 2011 Andrea, at 21 years old, was the youngest artist in the Glimmerglass Young Artist program singing the role of Rose Segal and the cover of Elaine O’Neill in Musto’s Later The same Evening.
Ms. Carroll is a past participant in Dicapo Opera’s Resident Artist Program, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Vocal Program. She has also appeared with the Arcadia Opera, the Thomas Circle Singers, and the American Center for Puccini Studies. At the Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Carroll has been a featured soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Schubert’s Mass in G, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Requiem, and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. She has previously performed the roles of Beauty in Beauty and the Beast, Harriet in Emmeline, Mavis in Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.