“…gifted with a free-flowing, limpid voice that floats through the air with effortless beauty.”…Chicago Sun Times
“Her vibrato is perfect…She sings with color and nuance…soars to top notes with confidence and grace”…Santa Barbara News Press
“Her Fiordiligi was vocally and emotionally commanding and vulnerable… this voice assumes a significant talent.” …Montreal Daily News
“…from the start she was in full and glorious voice.” She turned what might have been a brief concert work into the gem of the evening.”…Pasadena Star News
Carla Jamie Perez
Carla Jamie Perez, lyrico-spinto soprano, began gaining professional recognition as a singer after becoming a finalist and winner of several prestigious voice competitions including the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions and the International Rosa Ponselle Voice Competition. She attended Peabody Conservatory, Indiana University, the Music Academy of the West studying voice with Elizabeth Krueger, Eileen Farrell and Martial Singher, respectively and coaching with such renowned coaches as Gwendolyn Koldofsky and Ernest St. John (Jack) Metz. She was invited to participate in the affiliate artist program at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany and received her first U.S. opera contract offer for the role of Minnie in La Fanciulla del West by Puccini from conductor and director of Santa Fe Opera, the late John Crosby.
With a career spanning twenty years Ms. Perez is an accomplished, recognized and sought after recitalist, symphony and chamber music soloist.. She has sung with symphonies, opera companies, in festivals and in recital throughout the U.S. and has made guest artist appearances in South America, Canada and Europe. She especially delights in premiering new works by contemporary composers. Her most recent local performance was with Pasadena Pro Musica singing Beethoven’s concert aria “Ah, Perfido” with orchestra.
A “singer’s” teacher for over twenty years, she now makes her home in Pasadena where she teaches voice mastery privately to aspiring singers. She continues to study, coach and perform, …considering the mastery of singing to be a lifelong pursuit.
Carla Perez and Lyman Medieros plus Nolan Shaheed
In association with Girls On The Run Los Angeles, Performances a la Carte presents an afternoon concert of arias and duets with narration entitled, HIDDEN TREASURES the Innas, Ettas, Annas and Donnas of Mozart’s operas.