Carmen Romeu

Carmen Romeu
Carmen Romeu was born in Valencia in 1984. 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”, “Concorso Internazionale Ottavio Ziino” in Roma and she was awarded Fundación Teatro Campoamor’s Breakout Artist Award in 2013.

She has sung under the baton of L. Maazel, R. Chailly, K. Nagano, A. Zedda, D. Renzetti, P. Fournillier, M. Mariotti, C. Rizzi, C. Rovaris, C. Soler, W. Crutchfield, E. Nielsen, C. Aragón, M. Angius, T. Battista… and under the stage direction of L. Ronconi, E. Sagi, G. Vick, D. Livermore, C. Scarton, among others.

She has performed Dido et Aeneas (Dido), L’elisir d’amore (Adina) and Orfeo ed Euridice (Euridice) at the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia; Il Viaggio a Reims (Madama Cortese), Ciro in Babilonia (Argene), Tancredi (Roggiero), La Donna del Lago (Elena), Armida (Armida) and Duetti Amorosi with Lena Belkin at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Lo Scoiattolo in gamba, The cunning little vixen, Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) and L’Heure Espagnole (Concepción) at the Roma's Auditorium; Le streghe di Venezia in Ravenna;  L’isola disabitata (Costanza) at Bilbao's Arriaga and at Seville's Maestranza; Ainadamar (Nuria) in Granada; Trust de los Tenorios, Puñao de Rosas (Rosario), Marina (Marina), La del manojo de rosas (Ascensión) and Clementina (main role) at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid; Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) and Poliuto (Paolina) at the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon; La Corte de Faraón (Lota) at the Arriaga; Rossini's Adina (Adina) at the Reate Festival (Italy); La Bohème (Musetta) at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia and Bilbao's ABAO; La Traviata (Violetta Valéry) in Oviedo and Córdoba; La del manojo de rosas (Ascensión) at the Teatro de la Zarzuela and at the Teatro de la Maestranza; Otello (Desdemona) at the Vlaamse Opera; Bagatelles at the Bilbao's Teatro Arriaga and in Coruña; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) in Oviedo; Don Checco (Fiorina) at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples; La Bohème (Musetta) at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo; Armida (Armida) at the Opera Vlaanderen.

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 Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Händel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Rossini’s Soirées Musicales, Pugnani’s Betulia liberata… Also Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi and at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Haydn's Seasons at the Teatro Nacional São Carlos in Lisbon and Die Jahreszeiten at the Terras sem Sombra Festival, among others.

Her recent performances include Rossini's Otello at Theater an der Wien, Idomeneo at the Palau de les Arts, Las Golondrinas at Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela and at Oviedo's Teatro Campoamor, Otello (Desdemona) and La Bohème (Musetta) at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi) at Teatre Principal de Palma, Il Pianto di Maria at the Palau de la Música in Valencia with Capella de Ministrers, a tribute gala to Alberto Zedda in Coruña and at the Opera Vlaanderen, a recital of french music at Teatro de la Zarzuela, La Bohème (Musetta) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, a concert gala with Lawrence Brownlee at the Teatro Real, a benefit gala at the Musikverein with Juan Diego Flórez and a baroque concert with Harmonía del Parnás.

This season Carmen is getting back at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid with the production of La casa de Bernarda Alba, she also takes part at a Tribute Gala to Matilde Salvador at Palau de les Arts in Valencia, she will give a recital with works by Boulanger, Bernstein, Copland and Menotti at the Fundación Juan March in Madrid and she will also participate in several projects of baroque music and Zarzuela.
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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).