About Carol Marie
Carol Marie Gomez was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Peruvian parents, and discovered her passion for music and singing at a young age. After studying voice and theater throughout her youth, Ms. Gomez 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 continued 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 in Czech. 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, Ms. Gomez 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. Ms. Gomez was previously featured in La Musica Lirica’s summer productions, performing the roles of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.
Earlier this year, Ms. Gomez was a finalist in Mobile Opera’s Madame Rose Scholarship Competition and a semi-finalist in the Young Patronesses of the Opera/Florida Grand Opera National Voice Competition.
Ms. Gomez will be a guest artist in the upcoming season for both the Scottsdale Philharmonic Orchestra and WFM Festival Orchestra.
News & Updates
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.
The Cunning Little Vixen: Louisiana State University Opera
'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."
LSU Symphonic Winds: Three songs for Soprano and orchestra
November 20th, 2018
Varna INternational: Street Scene
June 10th - 11th, 2018
Role: Rose Maurrant
Bach Magnificat & Beethoven Mass in C minor
June 5th, 2018
LSU Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen
April 12th-16th, 2018
FSU Opera: L'incoronazione di poppea
April 1st-3rd, 2016
FSU Outreach: Patience
January 25th - 29th, 2016
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