Caroline Kouma, soprano, is a versatile artist equally at home on the operatic stage and within the tapestry of an ensemble. A dynamic performer in opera and musical theatre, favorite roles include “Nurse/Soprano 1” in the world premiere of Strangers from Paradise (Opera Omaha), Heidi in [title of show] (OmniArts Nebraska), Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte, Semele in Semele, and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella (BGSU). Originally from Nebraska, she has appeared with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and Abendmusik as soprano soloist for such words as Bach’s Magnificat, Mealor’s Stabat Mater, and Poulenc’s Gloria. She has previously sung with the Detroit area chamber choir, sounding light, as well as First Plymouth’s Cantorei in Nebraska and the Internationales Vokalensemble Berlin in Germany. A rising artist in new music, Ms. Kouma appeared with ensembles at the Bowling Green and Toledo New Music Festivals, performing works such as Steve Reich’s Tehillim. She is a founding member and vocalist for (N/A) ensemble, with whom she has had the pleasure to premiere numerous avant-garde and experimental works.
Caroline is proud to have served with the US Peace Corps in Azerbaijan. When not singing, she can be found exploring the beauty of northern Minnesota or enjoying a good book and a cup of coffee.