“Andrea Carroll gave a particularly impressive performance... Her rich, dark
low register and gleaming top put a deeply expressive spin on every line.”
– Opera News-
Simon Pauly photography
Hailed by Opera News for her “strong, vibrant soprano” with a “rich, dark low register and gleaming top,” Andrea Carroll is a recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.
The 2014/15 season sees Andrea’s debuts at Washington National Opera as Rosalba in Florencia in the Amazon, Gilda in Rigoletto with Opera Santa Barbara, The Princess in El gato con botas with Gotham Chamber Opera, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos with Seattle Opera, and Adina in The Elixir of Love with Finger Lakes Opera. She also returns to Utah Opera as Leïla in The Pearl Fishers. In the coming season, she joins the roster of the Wiener Staatsoper and returns to the Houston Grand Opera as Julie Jordan in Carousel.
Her 2013/14 season included Adele in Die Fledermaus, Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, and Woglinde in Das Rheingold with Houston Grand Opera, and culminated with a return to The Glimmerglass Festival as Julie Jordan in Carousel. During the 2012/13 season, Andrea debuted with Utah Opera as Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas, sang both Musetta in La bohème and The Plaintiff in Trial by Jury with Houston Grand Opera, and returned to Wolf Trap Opera as Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims.
Other career highlights include Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Wolf Trap Opera, her professional debut at the Fort Worth Opera as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Despina in Così fan tutte at Manhattan School of Music, Rose Segal in Later the Same Evening with The Glimmerglass Festival, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Julie Jordan in Carousel, and Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls with Seagle Music Colony.
Andrea has won prizes from the Shoshana Foundation (Richard F. Gold career grant), Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition (First place and Audience choice), the Liederkranz Foundation (The Arthur & Mae Orvis Foundation Award), the Metropolitan Opera National Council (Second Place, New England Region), the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation (Career Development Award), the Gerda Lissner Foundation (Second Prize), and the ASCAP Foundation (Fran Morgenstern Davis award). Andrea holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and is a native of Bethesda, Maryland.