Carol Mastrodomenico​

Soprano

    Teacher

        Director

            Pedagogue

Bio

Carol Mastrodomenico maintains an active schedule as a guest soloist with numerous choruses, orchestras and other ensembles. She excels in the interpretation of great oratorios such as Poulenc’s Gloria, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Ninth Symphony, Brahms’ Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem, Mahler’s Second Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Fauré’s Requiem.  Her opera roles include: Pamina, Adele, Lucy (the Telephone), Rita and Kate Pinkerton.


Ms. Mastrodomenico enjoys singing contemporary works, and has performed the works of such noted composers as Robert DiDomenica, Ellen Bender and David Leisner.  She premiered John McDonald’s Put this in your Pipe and Speech made by music with the Essex Chamber Players.  She premiered Ms. Bender’s Five Emily Dickinson Songs during New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Festival.
 

An accomplished recitalist, Ms. Mastrodomenico has been featured singing six Zemlinsky waltzes on the Longy School of Music September Fest program, John McDonalds songs as part of the BMOP contemporary festival at Tufts University and Songs of Heroines, a faculty recital at Tufts University in Distler Hall. She is frequently heard collaborating with flutist Vanessa Mulvey and clarinetist Michelle Shoemaker and guitarist David Patterson.  She has been invited to perform at the Tanglewood Music Center, Jordan Hall, Faneuil Hall, the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival, the Boston Vocal Artists Series, the 1794 Meeting House concert Series in New Salem, and the Music at Noon Concert Series at the Swedenborg Chapel.  She also enjoys singing from the American Songbook and has sung at DeerTrees Theater in Maine.

 

As a professor of voice and opera, Ms. Mastrodomenico has been the stage director of Tufts Opera Ensemble for past fifteen years and for the Longy School of Music of Bard College’s Opera Workshop for the past two years.  She directed the world premiere of Vartan Aghabahian’s Knave of Hearts,  the Boston Premiere of Ned Rorem’s Our Town based on the play by Thornton Wilder as well as Three Penny Opera, Dido and Aeneas, Old Maid and the Thief, Ameila Goes to the Ball, Riders to the Sea, Gallantry, The Telephone and Doctor Miracle.  Ms. Mastrodomenico is an advocate for newly composed works.  In Spring of 2013, Tufts Opera Ensemble commissioned Knave of Hearts by Vartan Aghababian and this Spring it commissioned No Onions, nor Garlic by Thomas Stumpf.  Longy Opera Ensemble commissioned Jane Austen’s History of England by John Morrison.  It is Ms. Mastrodomenico’s hope to commission a new opera work every year.

 

Ms. Mastrodomenico is a frequent lecturer on vocal pedagogy.  Recently, she was asked by the Boston NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Chapter to be one of three panel members for a discussion of different elements of "Teaching Men to Sing".  She was invited by the Western Massachusetts NATS chapter to give a solo presentation on Teaching Men. She has developed and taught a new vocal class curriculum to the students at the Heifetz International Summer Institute in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

 

Ms. Mastrodomenico maintains provate voice studios at Tufts University, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she serves as a voice faculty member, and maintains a private studio in Woburn. Her students can be heard singing throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.  Her students have been accepted into graduate and undergraduate programs at Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, Cleveland Institute of Music, Michigan University, University of Maryland at College Park and Ithaca College.

Ms. Mastrodomenico received her Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy at New England Conservatory of Music.  She currently lives with her husband and three beautiful daughters in Woburn, MA.

Languages

English

Italian

Greman

French

Latin

Skills

Singing

Acting

Musicianship

Vocal Pedagogy

Stage Direction

Coaching:

Musical Styles

Artistic Interpretation

Text Analysis

Stage Movement & Combat

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