Photograph by  Long Nguyen Photography

Mezzo-soprano Carla Rountree, based in Washington, D.C., has been hailed by The Washington Post as giving a "fine, stylish performance." She has been featured on the operatic stage in roles that include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, the title role in Iolanthe, Lady-in-waiting in Macbeth, Lady Sangazure in The Sorcerer, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Orestes in La Belle Helene, Ruggiero in Alcina, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Mistress of the Novices in Suor Angelica.  Ms. Rountree has also performed at the renowned Strathmore Music Hall with Opera International's chorus in Lucia di Lammermoor.  

In addition to Opera International, Ms. Rountree has sung in the U.S. with The Victorian Lyric Opera Company, Riverbend Opera, Loudoun Lyric Opera, Maryland Lyric Opera, Repertory Opera Theater of Washington, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Opera on Tap D.C.,  and internationally with the Amalfi Coast Music Festival.  In March of 2016, she was a featured soloist in the Calvert Memorial Hospital's Goldberg Center for Breast Care gala fundraiser, Pasta and Puccini. Carla also produced the highly acclaimed world premiere of the one-act opera, Do Not Disturb, in the D.C. Fringe Festival in July of 2016.

Ms. Rountree is co-director of the D.C. Metro chapter of Opera on Tap, and she is a previous NATS winner in the Continuing Education category.  She studies with Eve Kornhauser of Durham, New Hampshire and Louise Urban of Vienna, Virginia and holds degrees in civil engineering from Auburn University and the University of Virginia.