Carina is a classically trained Soprano born and raised in New York City. After attending LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts in NYC, she attended Binghamton University in upstate New York and graduated with a BM in Vocal Performance and a BA in English. She then moved to San Francisco in 2019 to pursue her Masters in Voice and Opera from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and graduated in May of 2022. She is looking forward to staying in the Bay area to live, work, and perform with local companies.
Carina’s passion for singing started young. She remembers standing in front of the TV when she was four years old watching Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music and saying out loud, “I’m going to be a singer when I grow up.” She loves teaching because it’s a way of sharing her love of music with other people and helping them find and express their unique voices. Carina prides herself in meeting her students exactly where they are on their own journeys and doing so with compassion, kindness, and genuine encouragement. She is passionate about helping her students get from where they are to where they want to be and achieve their singing goals, whatever they may be.
Notable operatic roles Carina has performed include Lady with a Hand Mirror in Argento’s “Postcard from Morocco,” Olympia in Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann,” Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s “Suor Angelica,” Corina in Conte’s “Firebird Motel,” and Clorinda in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.”.