Carmen Romeu

Soprano
Carmen Romeu
Carmen Romeu was born in Valencia in 1984. She began studying music playing clarinet at the music association “La Lírica de Silla”. She finished her singing studies in Valencia with Ana Luisa Choca and Husan Park.
 
Since 2007 Carmen Romeu has been part of the “Opera Studio” in the Accademia Santa Cecilia de Roma, where she has studied with Renata Scotto.
 
She has won different prizes in competitions such as “Beca Montserrat Caballé – Bernabé Martí”, “Concurso de Canto Ciudad de Logroño”, “Concurso Internacional de Canto Manuel Ausensi” and Concorso Internazionale Ottavio Ziino” in Roma 
 
She has sung under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Kent Nagano, Alberto Zedda, Donato Renzetti, Patrick Fournillier, Michele Mariotti, Corrado Rovaris, Cristobal Soler, Will Crutchfield, Erik Nielsen, Carlos Aragón, Marco Angius, Tonino Battista… and under the stage direction of Emilio Sagi, Graham Vick, Davide Livermore and C.Scarton, among others.
 
She has performed Dido and Aeneas (Dido), L’elisir d’amore (Adina), Don Carlo (Tebaldo), Iphigenie en Tauride (Sacerdotisa), La Boheme (Musetta) at Valencia’s Palau de Les Arts , Il Viaggio a Reims (Madama Cortese) in Pesaro, Nino Rota’s Lo Scoiattolo in gamba, La Zorrita Astuta, Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) and L’Heure Espagnole (Concepción)   at Roma’s Auditorium, Philippe Glass’ Le streghe di Venezia in Ravenna, Manuel García’s L’isola disabitata (Costanza) at Bilbao’s Arriaga and Seville’s Maestranza, L’Italiana in Algeri (Elvira) and La Bohème in Bilbao, Orfeo ed Euridice (Euridice) in Valencia,  Ainadamar (Nuria) in Granada, Trust de los Tenorios, Puñao de Rosas (Rosario) and Marina at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela, Cosí fan tutte (Fiordiligi) at Lisboa’s Teatro São Carlos, La Corte de Faraón at Arriaga, Ciro in Babilonia and Tancredi at the Rossini Opera Festival, Rossini’s Adina at the Reate Festival (Italy), Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Die Jahreszeiten at the Terras sem Sombra Festival…
 
As a soloist, she has given concerts all over the región of the Valencian Community, as well as at the Asociación Amigos de la Ópera de Madrid, Valencia’s Sociedad Filarmónica (Palau de la Música), Terras sem Sombra Festival in Portugal, Enclave de Cartagena Festival, Sagunt in excelsis, Los Cuartitos del Arriaga (Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao), Rieti Festival, Rome’s Belcanto Festival, Recital with Carlos Álvarez at Albacete’s Teatro Circo, Isaac Albéniz Festival… 
 
Her concert activities include W.A. Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, J. Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, G.F. Händel’s Messiah, L.V. Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, G. Rossini’s Soirées Musicales, G. Pugnani’s Betulia liberata…
 
Her recent performances include La Donna del Lago at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, La Traviata in Oviedo and Córdoba, La del manojo de rosas and Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela and Otello at Vlaamse Opera.
 
Recently Carmen Romeu has been awarded Fundación Teatro Campoamor’s Breakout Artist Award 2013. 
 
Date Last Edited: 14/01/2014
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EL PUÑAO DE ROSAS. Teatro de la Zarzuela. 2011

 

“Soprano Carmen Romeu took on the vocal leading role. Once again, the beauty and sureness in her voice, together with her ease when hitting high notes, have allowed her to play an excellent Rosario and a provocative couplet singer”.  
 
Diario Ya (Luis de Haro).
 
 
 
“In a previous article on the ‘Trust’ I already mentioned Carmen Romeu as a revelation in different senses. Her performance as Rosario brought about the same miracle. Ms. Romeu is a wide-ranging soprano with a sure voice, and if her appearance as a couplet singer in “Trust” was convincing, here she let all her vocal facet in dramatic tones unfold. In some versions, Rosario has been entrusted to a mezzo-soprano or a dramatic soprano. That dramatic aspect is something Carmen does have.”  
 
MadridTeatro (José R. Diaz Sande).
 
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