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 Chova 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 Eneas (Dido) and L’elisir d’amore (Adina) at Palau de Les Arts; Il Viaggio a Reims (Madama Cortese) in Pesaro; Nino Rota’s Lo Scoiattolo in gamba, La Zorrita Astuta and Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) at Rome’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; Orfeo ed Euridice (Euridice) in Valencia; Ainadamar (Nuria) in Granada; Trust de los Tenorios and Puñao de Rosas (Rosario) at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela; Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) at Lisboa’s Teatro Nacional de São Carlos; La Corte de Faraón (Lota) at Bilbao’s Teatro Arriaga, Ciro in Babilonia (Argene) and Tancredi (Roggiero) at the Rossini Opera Festival; L’Heure Espagnole (Concepción) at Rome’s Auditorium; Rossini’s Adina (Adina) at the Reate Festival (Italy); La Bohème (Musetta) at Valencia’s Palau de les Arts and ABAO and Marina (Marina) at Madrid’d Teatro de la Zarzuela.

As a soloist, she has given concerts all over the region 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 liberate, Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela, Haydn’s The Seasons at Lisboa’s Teatro Nacional São Carlos and el Festival Terras sem Sombras, among others.

Her recent performances and next engagements include La Donna del Lago (Elena), Armida (Armida) and Duetti Amorosi with Lena Belkin at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; La Traviata (Violetta Valéry) in Oviedo and Córdoba; La del manojo de rosas (Ascensión) at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela and Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza; Otello (Desdemona) at the Vlaamse Opera; Poliuto (Paolina) at Lisboa’s Teatro Nacional São Carlos; Bagatelles at Bilbao’s Teatro Arriaga and La Coruña; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) in Oviedo; Don Checco (Fiorina) at Naple’s Teatro San Carlo; La Clementina (Doña Clementina) at Teatro de la Zarzuela and Die Zauberflöte (Pamina) in la Coruña.

Recently Carmen Romeu has been awarded Fundación Teatro Campoamor’s Breakout Artist Award 2013.
Date Last Edited: 11/11/2014
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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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