“Carolina López Moreno, a beautiful stage presence with an equally ,beautiful timbre, scored a success as Mariuccia. Her sound has an expressive ,top voice and a velvety middle, her forte singing, especially in the duets, was ,breathtaking.”
The Bolivian-Albanian Soprano Carolina López ,Moreno, born and raised in Germany, is a versatile, award-winning artist, who starred international as the leading soprano in: Jacques Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann (Antonia), Pietro Mascagni’s Zanetto (Silvia), Umberto Giordano’s Mese Mariano (Carmela), Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore (Leonora), Giacomo ,Puccini’s Turandot (Liù) and Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (Nedda), Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata (Violetta), Saverio Mercadate’s I due Figaro (Susanna), Nino Rota's I due timidi (Mariuccia), Street scene (Rose Maurrant), Dialogues des Carmélites (Blanche) ,and Die Zauberflöte (Pamina). She has performed as a soloist in major works such as Bizet’s Te Deum and Orff’s Carmina Burana. In addition, she has given recitals in prestigious concert venues such as the Puccini Festival Torre del Lago, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Club, the Berliner Philharmonie, the ,Jugendstil-Festhalle Landau, Cambridge University in England, and various concert ,venues in Italy.
Ms. López is the winner of the 8th Elizabeth Connell Prize International Singing Competition and she won the First Prize of the 18th Intern. Festival of Operatic Singers “Marie Kraja” at the National Theater of Opera Tirana in Albania. In 2021, she received the Rapallo Opera Festival Award of the “7th Concorso Lirico Portofino” and was finalist of the 58 CONCURSO INTERNATIONAL Tenor Viñas at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. She is the winner of the Gerda Lissner Foundation Prize 2019 and New York District ,Finals Winner of Season 2018/19 Metropolitan Opera National Council ,Competition. She was awarded a Special Prize at the German TV production SWR Young Opera Stars 2018 and released in the same year with the superb pianist ,Doriana Tchakarova a debut recital album ‘Il bel sogno’ with ARS- Production ,Records.
She is also recipient of many important ,scholarships and holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Germany where she also studied ,for her Masters of Opera at the "Opernschule" under Professor Ulrike Sonntag and Ks. Prof. Francisco Araiza and then continued her Master ,Studies in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music. Since 2020, she has ,studied and perfected her technique with the DaltroCanto method of the ,Italian soprano Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi.
Recent and future engagements include her role debut as Santuzza in a world premier version of Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana at the Festspielhaus Baden Baden under Thomas ,Hengelbrock, Olga in Giordano’s Fedora at the Opera Las Palmas de Gran Canaria under Francesco Ivan Ciampa, the title ,role of Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liége under Christopher Franklin, the debut in La Bohème staged by Emma Dante under Francesco Lanzillotta at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the debut in Madama Butterfly staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi under Francesco Cilluffo at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, the debut as Magda in La Rondine at the Teatro Regio in Turin.