Carla Caramujo studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she completed her Bachelors, Opera course and Masters Degrees in Music Performance with Distinction. Her teachers included Laura Sarti, Patricia MacMahon and Christa Ludwig. She won first prizes in a number of competitions including the Luisa Todi National Singing Competition (Lisbon), Chevron Excellence Award, Ye Cronies Award e Dewar Award (UK) and at the Musikförderpreis der Hans-Sachs-Loge (Nürnberg). Carla is also a Samling Artist.
Carla Caramujo made her début at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon’s Opera House as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto and, since then, she’s been invited back to sing Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Clorinda in La Cenerentola andContessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, Lisette in Puccini’s La Rondine, Adele J.Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, La princesse in Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges and Erste Zofe in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg, amongst others. Her operatic repertoire also includes Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (Teatro da Trindade, Lisbon), Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata(Festival de Sintra, Portugal), Fiordiligi Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte (Opera Norte), Madame Herz in Mozart’s Die Schauspieldirektor (Orquestra do Algarve/ tour), Fata Azzurra in Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco (Casa das Artes, Famalicão), Nena in Pergolesi’s Lo frate ‘nnamorato, la Jeunesse in Destouches’ Le Carnaval et la Folie, 2nd woman and 2nd witch in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas and Vespina F.A. de Almeida’s La Spinalba (Os Músicos do Tejo/ CCB, Gulbenkian in Lisbon and Festival Are-more in Vigo). Valetto in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Armida in Händel’s Rinaldo (Traverse Theatre and Festival theatre, Edinburgh), Flight Controller in Jonathan Dove’s Flight (New Atheneum theatre RCS, Glasgow), She in Douglas Templeton’s Night Square (GSMD) and the Soprano part of Lady Sarashina by Peter Eötvös (S.Luiz, Lisbon/ Lisbon’s Metropolitan Orquestra). Carla created the role of Salome in the world premiere of O Sonho by Pedro Amaral with the London Sinfonietta at The Place (London) and at the Gulbenkian (Lisbon). She sang the role of Fenicia at the Modern premiere of Myslivecek´s Armida at CCB, Lisbon. Carla was Iara in João Guilherme Ripper’s Onheama for Festival Terras Sem Sombra | TNSC.
Carla Caramujo has sung concerts at the Centro Cultural de Belem and the Gulbenkian in Lisbon, as well as at many major Portuguese music festivals. She has also performed in major venues in the UK, Germany, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Uruguay, Brasil, Colombia and Argentina. Her concert repertoire includes Mozart and Brahms’ Requiem, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Bach’s Magnificat, Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s C minor and coronation Masses, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Symphonie nr.9, Carl Orff’ Carmina Burana, Haydn and Pergolesi’ Stabat Mater, Mozart Concert Arias (including Vorrei, sipegarvi, oh Dio! K418), Salvador Pueyo’s Cap al meu silenci, the world première of Pedro Camacho’s Requiem Inês de Castro and Lua, canção de uma morte by Nuno Côrte-Real.
Carla took part of the cast of Un Moto di gioia, Mozart Concert Arias by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker with the Portuguese National Ballet (CNB) and Divino Sospiro, baroque orchestra.
Carla recorded the complete songs by the Portuguese composer António Fragoso with the pianist João Paulo Santos and is currently recording the role of Flaminia in Il mondo della luna by Avondano with Os músicos do Tejo for Naxos.
Recently She sang Die Shöpfung for the Festival Dias da Música in Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), a recital that included Lucia di Lammermoor, elivira (I Puritani) and Ophelia (Thomas’s Hamlet) mad scenes at the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá, the chamber opera Domitila and the Cantata Icamiabas (world premiere) by J.G.Ripper at the International Music festival of Belém (Brasil), Carmina Burana for Teatro Nacional de S.Carlos (Lisbon), Violetta in La Traviata for Orquestra do Norte|Opera no Património (Portugal) and Beethoven 9th Symphony for Gulbenkian. Soon, She will sing Ophelia’s mad scene from Hamlet by A. Thomas with the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and Antonio Pirolli at the Lisbon’s CCB.