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About Carol Marie

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Carol Marie Gomez was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Peruvian parents, and discovered her passion for music and singing at a very young age.

After studying voice and theater throughout her youth, Carol Marie began her studies at Florida State University, receiving her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance.  She performed roles in various FSU productions, including A Little Night Music, L’incoronazione di Poppea, La Traviata, Prince of Players, and Patience.

She recently finished her studies at Louisiana State University, in pursuit of her Master of Music in Vocal Performance, and made her LSU debut, performing the title role in their Spring production of The Cunning Little Vixen.  She was also featured as a soloist with the LSU Symphonic Winds band, performing the modern work titled Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, composed by Osvaldo Golijov.

This past summer, Carol Marie performed the leading role of Rose Maurrant in Varna International Opera Academy’s production of Street Scene.  The performance was the Bulgarian national debut of the piece by American composer Kurt Weill.

She previously participated in the opera program at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, performing the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, while also covering the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi.

 


News & Updates

Maestro Gregory Buchalter from the Metropolitan Opera (Left)

Maestro Gregory Buchalter from the Metropolitan Opera (Left)

Kalin Tchonev, director of Varna International Summer Opera Festival (Left)

Kalin Tchonev, director of Varna International Summer Opera Festival (Left)

Street Scene: Varna International

Varna International Opera Academy  prepares the Bulgarian premiere of the opera " Street Scene " by Kurt Weill on June 10th and 11th from 7:00 pm at the Festival and Convention Center in Varna. The Varna International festival took place from May 20th through June 17th, 2018. For the first time on the Bulgarian stage is maestro Gregory Buchalter, conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, artistic director and conductor of opera theatre in Fairbanks, the state of Alaska and the opera.

Carol Marie debuted the role of Rose Maurrant in Varna International Opera Academy's premiere production of Kurt Weill's "Street Scene". The U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria and Mayor of Varna were in attendence.

 
U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria (Left)

U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria (Left)

 
 

The Cunning Little Vixen: Louisiana State University Opera

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'The Cunning Little Vixen' comes to the LSU stage April 12'

"The show opens April 12 in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre for four performances with two casts.

Soprano Carol Marie Gomez is playing the Vixen, or female fox, in one of the casts, with baritone Evan Hammond as the Forester. He rescues the orphaned Vixen, and mezzo-soprano Kirsten Larson plays the Fox who falls in love with the Vixen. The Fox, a male character, is traditionally a "pants" role played by a woman."

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Schedule

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LSU Symphonic Winds: Three songs for Soprano and orchestra

November 20th, 2018

Soloist

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Varna INternational: Street Scene

June 10th - 11th, 2018

Role: Rose Maurrant

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Bach Magnificat & Beethoven Mass in C minor

June 5th, 2018

Soloist

 
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LSU Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen

April 12th-16th, 2018

Role: Vixen

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FSU Opera: L'incoronazione di poppea

April 1st-3rd, 2016

Role: Virtù

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FSU Outreach: Patience

January 25th - 29th, 2016

Role: Patience

 

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La Musica Lirica: Gianni Schicchi

July 17th, 2015

Role: Lauretta (Cover)

La Musica Lirica: Madama Butterfly

July 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 2015

Role: Kate Pinkerton