Carolina Lippo studied at the "Rodolfo Celletti" Belcanto Academy in Martina Franca in collaboration with the Itria Valley Festival under Lella Cuberli, Vittorio Terranova, Sonia Prina, Stefania Bonfadelli. She had previously graduated in Piano from the "G. Paisiello” in Taranto and in Singing and Scenic Art at the “G.B. Martini” of Bologna with flying colours and honours.
From 2016 to 2018, Carolina was a member of the resident company of Opera Artists at the Theater an der Wien, where she took part in international opera productions such as Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Händel’s Oreste, Salieri’s La scuola de’ gelosi, Porpora’s Ariadne in Nasso, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Gottfried von Einem’s Der Besuch der Alten Dame, and Händel’s Saul. She was the winner of the Stella Maris International Vocal Competition 2018 (tenor Michael Schade as president of the jury), after which she made her debut at the Semperoper Dresden.
Carolina has worked in renowned Italian and international theaters and festivals, including the Teatro Regio di Torino, Festival della Valle d'Itria, Oper Köln, Glyndebourne Festival, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro La Fenice, Händel-Festspiele in Halle, Nevill Holt Opera, Grange Festival, Theater an der Wien, collaborating with some of the most prestigious conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Christophe Rousset, Omer Meir Wellber, Laurence Cummings, Jukka- Pekka Saraste, David Parry, Michael Boder, and with leading directors such as Pier Luigi Pizzi, Calixto Bieito, Johannes Erath, Claus Guth, Mariame Clément, Barrie Kosky, Arturo Cirillo, Vittorio Sgarbi, Keith Warner, Peter Konwitschny. Notable roles include Carolina Il matrimonio segreto and Adina L'elisir d'amore in Turin, Norina Don Pasquale in Vienna, Susanna The Marriage of Figaro in Dresden and Vicenza (the latter published on DVD by Velut Luna), Despina Così fan tutte on tour in the UK and in Vienna, Zerlina Don Giovanni in Fano, Italy, Merab Saul in Vienna and at Glyndebourne, Lisetta Le metamorfosi di Pasquale (released on CD with Dynamic), Susanna Nina, o sia La pazza per amore by Paisiello in Savona, Gnese Il campiello in Venice and Rovigo, Fiorina Don Checco in Martina Franca (published on CD with Dynamic), Seraph in Mendelssohn's Elias oratorio in Vienna, Adelaide in Pietro Generali's Adelaide di Burgundy in Rovigo, Cintia in Leonardo Leo's L'ambizione delusa in Martina Franca, Ifigenia in Handel's Oreste in Halle and Vienna, Sandrina in Mozart's La finta giardiniera in Hannover, Giulia La scala di seta by Rossini in Sassari, Semiramide in La Semiramide in villa by Paisiello (first performance in modern times, published on CD by Bongiovanni), Ernestina in Salieri's La scuola de’ gelosi in Cologne and Vienna, and Crobyle in Thaïs by Massenet in Vienna (forthcoming DVD release with Unitel).
2021 | 2022
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Giovanni Paisiello: Semiramide in villa
Carolina Lippo, Irene Molinari, Fabio Perillo, Pasquale Arcamone
Orchestra del Giovanni Paisiello Festival
Conductor: Giovanni di Stefano
Label: Bongiovanni | 2017
Nicola de Giosa: Don Checco
Domenico Colaianni, Carmine Monaco, Carolina Lippo, Francesco Gastoro, Rocco Cavalluzzi, Paolo Cauteruccio
Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca | Chorus of the Transylvania State
Conductor: Matteo Beltrami
Label: Dynamic | 2016
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
Marco Bussi, Patrizia Biccirè, Carolina Lippo, Daniele Caputo, Margherita Rotondi, Giovanna Donadini, Antonio De Gobbi et al.
Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto | Coro I polifonici vicentini
Conductor: Giovanni Battista Rigon
Director: Lorenzo Regazzo
Label: GC Records | 2016
Alfredo Casella: La Donne serpente
Angelo Villari, Zuzana Marková, Vanessa Goikoetxea, Anta Jankovska, Candida Guida, Simon Edwards, Carolina Lippo et al.
Orchestra internazionale d’Italia | Coro della Filarmonica di Stato “Transilvania” di Cluj-Napoca
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Director: Arturo Cirillo
Label: Bongiovanni | 2016