Carmen Grasso has been a senior lecturer for Italian Language and Diction at the University of Music and Performing Arts (KUG) in Graz since 2003. For two years she lived in the Netherlands and the US. In addition to her mother tongues German and Italian, she speaks Spanish, English, Dutch and Portuguese. As an Italian language coach, she was involved in several projects, including Idomeneo with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Festival and Così fan tutte with Michael Hofstetter in Cooperation with the Deutsche Oper Berlin.