2012 and previous years

The Witt Studio Autumn Showcase 30th November 2012

Guest artiste alongside Felicity Buckland, Donna Gallagher, Susan Parkes, Nicholas Buxton, Oskar Palmblad, Patrick Ashcroft and Adam Gilbert. Caroline performed the part of ‘Oktavian’ in the final trio from Der Rosenkavalier with Donna and Susan.

The Witt Studio Summer Showcase  20th July 2012

Guest artiste alongside Edward Hughes, Donna Gallagher, Sylvie Bedouelle, Nicholas Buxton, John Milne and Susan Parkes. Repertoire performed by Caroline included Printemps Qui Commence (Samson et Delilah) and Brother Come and Dance With Me (Hansel and Gretel Act 1 duet)

Musical Director – Anthony Witt

Witt Studio Opera Début Performance 26th May 2012

Hosted by Classic FM’s John Brunning, Caroline took part in Witt Studio Opera’s inaugural performance alongside Lucy Roberts, Julia Parrott, Alison Henson-Jones, Nicholas Buxton, Patrick Ashcroft, Leon Berger and John Milne. Caroline performed Homeland (Die Fledermaus, in English) amongst other numbers.

Musical Director – Anthony Witt

The Witt Studio Spring Showcase 23rd March 2012

Caroline was invited to perform with the company as guest artiste alongside Nicholas Buxton, Monika Sawa, John Milne, Elisabeth Slade and Suzannah Brooksbank. Caroline performed Prince Orlofsky’s aria, Chacun à son goût (Die Fledermaus). Musical Director – Anthony Witt

Reading Operatic Society in Concert February 2012

Solo and ensemble performer in semi-staged excerpts from operetta and musical theatre. Solo items included Con te Partirò and Somewhere (West Side Story).

Producers – Samantha Fields and Helen Eastwood
Musical Director – Andy Smith

Ooh La La – Opera at Bearwood New Year Concerts January 7th & 8th 2012

Caroline Carragher, Elizabeth Fulleylove, Louise Herrington, James Kinsella, David Salmon and Lori Tingay-Weber in scenes from Carmen, La Vie Parisienne, Lakmé, Faust, Les Contes d’Hoffman and Orpheus in the Underworld.

Musical Director – Geoffrey Horton

The Witt Studio Autumn Showcase 2nd December 2011

Solo guest artiste with Nicholas Buxton, Lindsay Bramley, Louise Herrington, Elisabeth Slade, Lori Tingay-Weber, Julian Tisi and Bruce Walcroft. Caroline performed Massenet’s Pleurez Mes Yeux (Le Cid) and also provided vocal support for the ensemble with her fellow guest colleagues.

Musical Director – Anthony Witt

For You Alone – Marlowe Studio, Canterbury 6th November 2011

An evening of musical favourites with Geoffrey Horton (baritone) Jo Miller-Shepherd (piano) and guest artiste Caroline Carragher (mezzo-soprano)

H.M.S. Pinafore and Trial by Jury – Mostly G&S 21-22 October 2011

The Learned Judge – Barrie Seaman
The Plaintiff – Caroline Carragher
The Defendant- Adrian Tang
Counsel for the Plaintiff – Jeff Trim
Usher – Iain Whittaker
Foreman of the Jury – Mark Williams

Staging – Jill Morgan
Musical Director – John Lawes

Eugene OneginOpera At Bearwood 21-23 July 2011

Tatiana – Erica Eloff
Olga – Caroline Carragher
Madame Larina – Daniela Bailey
Filipyevna – Annette Dumville
Eugene Onegin – Christopher Jacklin
Vladimir Lensky – James Kinsella
Prince Gremin – John Woods
Monsieur Triquet – Jim Petts
Captain Petrovitch  – Alan Williams
Zaretsky – Chris Barber
Guillot – Ken Wilkins

Director – Eileen Pinkarchevski
Musical Director – Geoffrey Horton

A Weekend With The Stars – Wales Millennium Centre 16th July 2011

Caroline performed with Tim Rhys-Evans OBE’s Serendipity in this series of concerts in Cardiff. Special guests included Shan Cothi, Margaret John, Della Jones, Rebecca Evans and Bonnie Tyler. Musical Director – Tim Rhys-Evans OBE

The Merry Widow – Mostly G&S 15-16 April 2011

Anna (Madame Glavari) – Caroline Carragher
Danilo (Count Danilovitch) – Steve McAdam
Baron Zeta – Barrie Seaman
Valencienne – Kathryn Marshall
Camille (Count de Rosillon) – Jeff Trim
St Brioche – Mike Fields
Cascade – Iain Whittaker
Les Grisettes de Maxim’s – Jane Andrews-Wilson, Annie Whittaker, Jenny Dimmock, Louise Imray, Julia Cranmer, Sue Jones

Staging – Jill Morgan
Musical Director – John Lawes

The Witt Studio Spring Showcase 1st April 2011

Solo guest artiste with Lindsay Bramley, Louise Herrington, Lori Tingay-Weber and Will Branston. Caroline performed Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix (Samson et Delilah) and the Evening Prayer duet from Hansel and Gretel with Lori. She also provided vocal support for the ensemble with her fellow guest colleagues.

Musical Director – Anthony Witt

The Witt Studio Autumn Showcase 26th November 2010

Solo guest artiste and support for the chorus – Caroline performed Gluck’s Divinités du Styx (Alceste).
Musical Director – Anthony Witt

Iolanthe – Reading Operatic Society April 2010

The Lord Chancellor – Gareth Watkins
Earl of Mountararat – Peter Kidson
Earl Tolloller – William Branston
Private Willis – Andrew Few
Strephon (an Arcadian Shepherd) – Tom Gingell
Phyllis – Suzannah Brooksbank
Queen of the Fairies – Jenny Gumbrell
Iolanthe – Caroline Carragher
Celia – Ruth Richards
Leila – Katy Wallis
Fleta – Jenny Saunders

Director – Henry Hawes
Musical Director – Anthony Witt

The Witt Studio Spring Showcase 26th March 2010

Solo guest artiste and support for the chorus – Caroline performed Rossini’s Una Voce Poco Fa (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) Musical Director – Anthony Witt The Witt Studio Autumn Showcase 20th November 2009 Solo guest artiste and support for the chorus – Caroline was glad to be able to fill in for a pre-booked singer who was unfortunately taken ill a few days before the performance. Musical Director – Anthony Witt