Hailed by Opera News for her “strong, vibrant soprano” with a “rich, dark low register and gleaming top,” soprano Andrea Carroll is currently an ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera. This season, Ms. Carroll debuts with Den Norske Opera in Oslo as Adina in L’elisir d’amore, makes her house and role debut at Dallas Opera as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and debuts with the Tokyo Philharmonic as Micaëla in Carmen. She also returns to the Vienna State Opera for her first performances as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
Last season, she performed Norina in Don Pasquale, Musetta in La Bohème, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Kitty in the world premiere of Die Weiden by Johannes Maria Staud, and Gilda in Rigoletto at the Vienna State Opera. She also returned to Houston Grand Opera as Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles.
In the 2017-2018 season in Vienna, Ms. Carroll was Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Nannetta in Falstaff, and Gilda in Rigoletto, among others. In a return to Houston Grand Opera, she sang the role of Maria in West Side Story, and also performed recitals under the auspices of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Musikverein. Ms. Carroll was a winner of a 2018 Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant.
Andrea Carroll opened the 2016-2017 season singing Micaëla in Carmen with Opera San Antonio. She created the role of Mary Bailey in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life and sang Woglinde in Götterdämmerung, both with Houston Grand Opera, sang Gilda in Rigoletto with Palm Beach Opera, was Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande with Garsington Opera, and performed a concert of Mozart arias with Musica Angelica Baroque in Los Angeles.
In her first season as a Vienna State Opera ensemble member, Ms. Carroll performed over 25 roles, which include Gilda in Rigoletto, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Musetta in La bohème, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Norina in Don Pasquale, and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte.
Ms. Carroll made her Washington National Opera debut in the 2014-2015 season as Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas, followed by her first performances of Gilda in Rigoletto with Opera Santa Barbara. She sang the role of the Princess in El gato con botas with Gotham Chamber Opera, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos at Seattle Opera, and returned to Utah Opera to sing Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles.
Andrea Carroll was a two-year member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. During her time at HGO she sang Musetta in La bohème, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, and Woglinde in a new production of Das Rheingold. She made her debut with Utah Opera as Rosalba in Florencia en al Amazonas and with Fort Worth Opera as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. At Glimmerglass Opera, Ms. Carroll performed the role of Julie Jordan in Carousel and Rose Segal in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening. She spent two summers with Wolf Trap Opera where she sang Corinna in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
Andrea Carroll graduated from Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. She is a native of Bethesda, Maryland.