Carla SimõEs

Carla SimõEs

Lyric Soprano

Lives in Lisbon
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«"... Carla Simões foi excelente (voz muito bonita) como Anna..." "... carla simões was excelente (very beautiful voice) as anna..."»
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2018Strauss R.: ElektraVierte Magd
2018Verdi: La TraviataFlora Bervoix
2018Mozart: RequiemSoprano
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2017Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorSoprano
2017Haydn: Die SchöpfungGabriel
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna
2017Puccini: TurandotLiù
2017Gounod: FaustMarguerite
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2017Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Dame
2017Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2017Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2017Leoncavallo: PagliacciNedda
2017Strauss R.: Vier letzte Lieder No. 1, TrV 296 (Frühling)Soprano
2016Verdi: NabuccoAnna
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2016Bizet: CarmenMercédès
2016Gluck: Paride ed ElenaParide
2015Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem)Soprano
2015Schumann: Manfred Op. 115Soprano
2012Gluck: Paride ed ElenaPallas Athene
2012Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2009Mozart: Die Zauberflöte2. Knabe
2009Mozart: Die Zauberflöte2. Dame
2008Verdi: AidaUna sacerdotessa
2007Donizetti: Don PasqualeNorina
2007Sondheim: Sweeney ToddJohanna Barker
2006Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2006Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina
2005Vaughan Williams: Riders to the SeaNora
2005Verdi: Il TrovatoreInes
2002Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2001Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589, D majorSoprano


Born in Lisbon, Carla Simões  started her Operatic career as Pamina and, soon, other Mozart roles would follow: 1st and 2nd Lady and Boy, Cherubino, Bastiènne, Zerlina, Donna Anna and Fiordiligi. Other operatic roles include: Avondano’s Clarice and Lisetta (Il Mondo della Luna), Nora (Raiders to the Sea, V. Williams), Donizetti’s Norina and Rita, Glück’s Paride and Pallade (Paride ed Elena), Gounod’s Juliette, Countess Ernesta (Le Donne Cambiate) and Rosina (O Basculho da Chaminé) both by Marcos Portugal, Leal Moreira’s Peppa (“The Revenge of the Gipsy”) and Albina (A Saloia Namorada), Verdi’s Ines (Trovatore) and Sacerdotessa di Phtá (Aida).
She made her debut at the Lisbon Opera House (Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos) in 2006 in Shostakovich’s «The Nose», as An Old Lady’s Relative, and has been recalled often in different productions: Mozart’s «Zauberflöte» – 2nd Lady and 2nd Boy, Opera Recitals, Massenet’s «Thaïs» – Crobyle and Albine and Grieg’s «Peer Gynt» – 1st Säterinnen, Shumman’s «Manfred» – Water Spirit, Verdi’s «Nabucco» – Anna and Bizet’s «Carmen» – Mercédès.
Her Oratorio Repertoire includes: Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, O. Respighi’s Lauda per la Natività del Signore – Maria, Verdi’s Requiem, Handel’s Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day, J.S. Bach’s and Pergolesi’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Beethoven 9th Symphony among many others.
She has performed under the baton of António Vassalo Lourenço, Antonio Pirolli, Cemi’i Can Deliorman, Cesário Costa, Donato Renzetti, João Paulo Santos, Julia Jones, Marcos Magalhães, Martin Andre, Moritz Gnann, Osvaldo Ferreira, Paulo Vassalo Lourenço, Pedro Neves, Rui Pinheiro and Tapio Tuomela and worked with prestigious music ensembles such as the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, and the Ensemble «Os Músicos do Tejo». She has been regularly invited to participate in important Music Festivals  and great national venues.

Her versatility as a singer has allowed her to appear in Musical Theatre, as Johanna in Sondheim’s Musical «Sweeney Todd», as well as other operatic experiences such as:  «Evil Machines»/Luis Tinoco & Terry Jones as Egg Wisk, «Opera Crioulo»/Vasco Martins as The Voice of the Moon and world premières of contemporary works.

She has been awarded the 2nd Prize at the Luisa Todi National Singing Competition in 2011.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss R.: Elektra Vierte Magd Teatro Nacional De São Carlos e Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa 2018
Verdi: La Traviata Flora Bervoix Teatro Nacional De São Carlos e Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa 2018
Mozart: Requiem Soprano 2018
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Elvira No 2017
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor Soprano Immediately Orquesta do Algarve 2017


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