Carmen Romeu was born in Valencia in 1984. She began studying music playing clarinet at the music association “La Lírica de Silla”.
In her singing studies Ms. Romeu was awarded the “Premio Extraordinario de Final de Grado Medio”, a prize awarded to the most outstanding graduate of the intermediate level, in Valencia’s Conservatory. She is currently finishing her higher studies in the Higher Conservatory Joaquín Rodrigo in Valencia with professor Ana Luisa Chova and repertoire expert Husan Park.
Since 2007 Ms. Romeu is part of the “Opera Studio” in the Accademia Santa Cecilia de Roma, where she has studied with Renata Scotto, Anna Vandi, and Cesare Scarton. Ms. Romeu has attended advanced courses with Enedina Lloris, Wolfram Rieger, and Ana María Sánchez; as well as repertoire courses with Miguel Zanetti, Rubén Fernández-Aguirre, Alejandro Zabala, Fabio Centanni, Stefanno Giannini, Marco Forgione, Fernando Taverner, etc. 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 “Festival Lírico de Callosa d’en Sarriá”.
Ms. Romeu has interpreted Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” (Dido), “L’Elisir d’Amore” (Adina), “Così Fan Tutte” (Fiordiligi), “Don Carlo” (Tebaldo), her debut at Valencia’s Palau de Les Arts conducted by Lorin Maazel, “Iphigénie en Tauride” (Priestess) at the Palau de Les Arts next to Plácido Domingo, “Il Viaggio a Reims” (Delia) at Rome’s Auditorium Parco Della Musica conducted by Kent Nagano, Nino Rota’s “Lo Scoiattolo in Gamba” (Lo scoiattolo) at Rome’s Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Philip Glass’s “Le Streghe di Venezia” at Auditorio Roma with stage director G. Corsetti, and the European premiere of Manuel García’s “L’Isola Disabitata” (Costanza) at Bilbao’s Teatro Arriaga and at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.
As a soloist, Ms. Romeu has given concerts all over the region of the Valencian Community, as well as at the Asociación Amigos de la Ópera de Madrid, Festival Enclave de Cartagena, Sagunt in excelsis, Los Cuartitos del Arriaga (Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao), Festival de Reate, and Rome’s Festival de Belcanto, among others.
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”, among others.
In November 2010 she’s been awarded with the First Award and the Audience Award at the International Singing Contest “Ottavio Ziino” in Rome.
In the season 2010-2011 her highlight performances include “L’Italiana in Algeri” (Elvira) for the ABAO, Philip Glass’ “Le Streghe di Venezia” at the Ravenna Festival, “Ainadamar” at the Granada Festival, “Il Viaggio a Reims” at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, “El Puñao de Rosas” at the Teatro de la Zarzuela.
Her recent and future engagements include “Cosi fan tutte” (Fiordiligi) at the Teatro Nacional São Carlos in Lisbon, “La Corte del Faraón” at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao and “Ainadamar” in Philadelphia Opera and Oviedo, “La Bohéme” in Bilbao, “La Traviata” in Oviedo, “Marina” in the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, “Ciro in babilonia” and “Tancredi” at the Rossini Opera Festival, “Betulia Liberata” at the Festival Terras sem Sombra and “Stabat Mater” in Bilbao.