Cast Bio: Carla Lopez-Speziale

Carla-lopez-speziale headshot 300Some of her most notable roles are Carmen—a role she has performed in the United States, Mexico and China—, Dalila (Samson et Dalila), La zia principessa (Suor Angelica), Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice), the Old Lady (Candide),  and Baba the Turk (The Rake’s Progress) among others.

Ms. López-Speziale’s appearances on the concert stage include performances with most Mexican orchestras as well as La Serenissima, I sonatori della gioiosa marca, the Shanghai Philharmonic and the Orchestra of New Spain. Some of her most remarkable performances include Mahler’s Second, Third and Eighth Symphonies and Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Kindertotenlieder and Rückert Lieder, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus and Dixit Dominus RV 807, and J. S. Bach’s B Minor Mass, Magnificat and St. Matthew and St. John Passions.

A winner of competitions such as the Vincenzo Bellini in Italy, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York and the “Carlo Morelli” competition in Mexico, among others, Ms. López-Speziale holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the National Conservatory in Mexico and as a Fulbright fellow, received Master and Doctor in Musical Arts Degrees from the Manhattan School of Music.

This is her debut with St. Petersburg Opera.

Bloody Mary – South Pacific (2016)