A coloratura Soprano
active not just in the opera repertoire as in chamber music
and contemporary music, Caroline De Comi is one of the most
flexible Brazilian singers of the young generation.
Among her most recent performances are Queen of the Night, in W. A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, in the Municipal Theater of Santiago (Chile), and Marzelline, in Beethoven's Fidelio, in the Municipal Theater of São Paulo (Brazil). She has perfomed in opera roles in the Municipal Theater of São Paulo such as Stravinsky's The Nightingale (in the title role) and in the awarded staging of Ravel's L’enfant et les sortilèges (as the Fire, the Princess and the Nightingale). She has performed in stagings of Rigoletto (Gilda), Fidelio (Marzelline), Lucia de Lammermoor (Lucia), Die Zauberflöte (Queen of the Night), Der Schauspieldirektor (Madame Herz), Il Matrimonio Segreto (Elisetta), La Traviatta (Violeta), Don Pasquale (Norina), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Berta and Rosina), La Serva Padrona (Serpina) and in the premiere of the also awarded O Menino e a Liberdade (as “the maiden”), by Ronaldo Miranda. She has worked under stage directors Myriam Singer, Lívia Sabag, Mauro Wrona, João Malatian, Alvize Camozzi, Regina Galdino, Marcia Milhazes and Cleber Papa. Alongside with Companhia Ópera Curta, she performed in several performances as Rosina, in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and as Violetta, in La Traviatta. In 2010, she was awarded by the blog “Ópera e Ballet” the lyrical highlight of the year for her performance as Gilda, in Verdi's Rigoletto, in the Teatro São Pedro.
She has performed as a concert soloist in works such as Stabat Mater by G. B. Pergolesi, The Creation by Haydn (as Eva), in the Coronation Mass and Exsultate Jubilate by W. A. Mozart, Oratorium Ester by Antonio Leal Moreira (Ester and Harbona), Mass in G by F. Schubert, Requiem by G. Fauré, Christmas Oratorium by Saint-Saëns, in The Messiah by Haendel, Les Illuminations by Britten, Tragédie de Salomé by Florent Schmitt and in the premiere of Cantata para Caroline by Maurício De Bonis. She has appeared in concerts with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP), Orquestra Experimental de Repertório (OER), Orquestra Acadêmica de São Paulo, Orquestra de Câmara da USP, Orquestra Sinfônica da USP, Coro da OSESP and Orquestra Municipal de Jundiaí. She worked under conductors Roberto Minczuk, Jamil Maluf, Cláudio Cruz, José Luis Domínguez, Yan Pascal Tortelier, John Neschling, Roberto Duarte, Gabriel Rhein Schirato, Emiliano Patarra, Carlos Moreno, Claudia Feres, Jack Fortner, Naomi Munakata, Luciano Camargo, among others. She was a soloist in some of the most important concert halls in the country, as the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Sala São Paulo, Theatro São Pedro, Teatro Arthur Rubinstein, Auditório Cláudio Santoro (in Campos do Jordão), CPFL Cultura (in Campinas), Sala Cecília Meirelles (in Rio de Janeiro), Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro (in Brasília), the Brazilian Embassy in Assunción, Paraguai. She was recently on tour by several North American cities such as Riverside, Santa Clara, Baton Rouge and Philadelphia.
Caroline graduated in Singing by the University of São Paulo, where she started her voice studies with tenor Benito Maresca. Having had Isabel Maresca as her main vocal counselor, she has attended courses and masterclasses in Brasil and abroad with Tamás Salgó, Niza de Castro Tank, Anna Korondi, Susan Bullock, Christina Landshamer, Peter Schreier, Luisa Castellani, Ian Storey and Eleonora Leonini.
She participated in the concert cycle “Willy Manifesto” (as a hommage to Willy Corrêa de Oliveira's 70th Birthday), in the series Panorama da Música Brasileira (Unicamp), in the 39th Brazilian Contemporary Music Bienalle and participates often in the Festival Música Nova in São Paulo. Frequently presenting world premieres and having several compositions dedicated to her, Caroline has been performing in Brazil and abroad along with respected Brazilian musicians as Maurício De Bonis, Gilson Antunes and Joaquim Abreu. Among her recorginds are the DVD “A Flauta Mágica, o Maestro e a Feiticeira” (TUCCA), the CD “Willy Corrêa de Oliveira, o presente” (ÁguaForte), the CD “Olivier Toni: Só Isso e Nada Mais” (SESC) and the CD Festival Musica Nova (SESC).