Soprano Carol Wilson has had a distinguished career with appearances in major opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe and North America including 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/Die Meistersinger, Elisabeth/ Tannhäuser, Senta/Der fliegende Holländer, Kaiserin/Die Frau ohne Schatten, Desdemona/ Otello, Tatiana/Eugene Onegin, Leonore/Fidelio, Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro, Marietta/Die tote Stadt, Poppea/L'incoranazione di Poppea, and the title roles in Ariadne and Alcina.
Renowned for her artistic versatility, Ms. Wilson has interpreted a vast array of repertoire ranging from medieval to music of the 21st century 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, the Folger Consort. Festival appearances include those with Caramoor, Prague Spring, Ruhr Triennale, Savonlinna, Yale in Norfolk and Vancouver.
Ms. Wilson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music and was awarded their Music Alumni Association Prize. She is currently Professor of Voice at the University of North Texas and previously served on the voice faculties at Oberlin, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, Mount Holyoke, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and the Amalfi Coast Festival. She is pleased to be returning to Varna International Music Academy and to have the opportunity to work with young singers.