Carol Wilson has had a distinguished career, appearing in major opera houses and concert halls in Europe and North America: Semperoper Dresden, Frankfurt, Royal Opera Stockholm, Stuttgart, Taipei National Theater, Vancouver, Manitoba, Netherlands, Bonn, Nürnberg, and with the Metropolitan Opera where she was responsible for the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, a role for which she has earned critical acclaim. A principal soloist with Deutsche Oper am Rhein from 1999-2009, she made her international opera debut as Fiordiligi and went on to perform over 25 major roles including Eva in Die Meistersinger, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, Senta in Der fliedgende Holländer, Kaiserin in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Desdemona in Otello, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Leonore in Fidelio, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Marietta in Die tote Stadt, Poppea in L’incoranazione di Poppea, and the title roles in Ariadne and Alcina. Renowned for her artistic versatility, she has interpreted a vast array of repertoire ranging from medieval to music of the 21st century. Concert appearances include those with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Duesseldorfer Symphoniker, the Schoenberg Ensemble at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arts at St. Ann’s NYC, as well as at a number of festivals including Caramoor, Vancouver, Prague Spring, Ruhr Triennale, Savonlinna, Yale in Norfolk, and in recital on a number of college and university campuses.
Ms. Wilson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music, and was awarded their Music Alumni Association Prize. Her undergraduate alma mater, Iowa State University conferred upon her the Dean’s Arts and Humanities Medal and Outstanding Alumni Award. Currently she is Professor of Voice at the University of North Texas, and has served on the faculties at Oberlin, Vassar, and Sarah Lawrence, and at the Amalfi Coast Festival.