Biography

Caroline is currently studying with Dennis O’Neill CBE and Nuccia Focile, having received her MA Advanced Vocal Studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice with distinction in 2014.

Caroline completed her M(Mus) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Janet Price and Suzanne Murphy. She has participated in masterclasses with Kathryn Harries, Mark Shanahan, Philip Langridge, Jeremy Huw Williams, Gail Pearson, Donald Maxwell, Roger Nicholls, Ryland Davies, Sally Burgess, Della Jones, Marie McLaughlin, Susan Bullock and Dame Kiri te Kanawa. She has also received coaching from Richard Bonynge CBE whilst studying at WIAV.

Full roles include Carmen Carmen for Ormond Opera, Suzuki Madama Butterfly Ormond Opera, Park Opera, The Fairy Queen Iolanthe Forbear! Theatre, The Sorceress Dido and Aeneas Surrey Opera, Kate and cover Ruth for Ormond Opera’s The Pirates of Penzance, Fenena Nabucco Kennet Opera, Flora Bervoix (cover) La Traviata Opera South, Carmen Carmen Opera at Bearwood, Olga Eugene Onegin OAB, Rose Maybud Ruddigore Mostly G and S, Plaintiff Trial By Jury Mostly G and S, Iolanthe Iolanthe, Hanna Glavari The Merry Widow, Mostly G&S and Polina The Queen of Spades Park Opera.

Recent events include the roles of Suzuki and the Fairy Queen in Madama Butterfly and Iolanthe for Ormond Opera and Forbear! Theatre respectively, and ensemble for Opera Holland Park in 2017’s Don Giovanni and La Rondine, as well as for their memorial performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Caroline also recently performed in the Grenfell fundraising concert at the Cadogan Hall.

Future engagements include a recital series of French and Spanish art song in London and Berkshire, and a return to Opera Holland Park to join the ensemble for Isabeau, La traviata and Cosi fan tutte in summer 2018.

An experienced choral singer, Caroline is currently a member of Cantorion John S Davies Singers, the Delphian Singers, and is proud to have recently featured on the inaugural recording of Purcell anthems for the Dauphin Consort. She currently also deps on an ad-hoc professional basis for Waltham St Lawrence Church in Twyford and Reading Minster. She is also a member of the London Funeral Singers.

Caroline was awarded a choral scholarship to the BBC National Chorus of Wales as a student, and has taken part in several recordings for Chandos, Sain, EMI Classics and Priory Records as ensemble, semi-chorus and solo performer. She has also appeared in numerous BBC & S4C radio & television broadcasts under the batons of Sir Richard Hickox, Tadaaki Otaka and Tim Rhys-Evans MBE amongst others. She featured as mezzo soloist in the world premiere of John Hardy’s Spaces – Beyond the End of The World, and has appeared on Songs of Praise and Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol with Vivace Singers and Serendipity respectively.

Caroline appeared as alto soloist in Mega Messiah, a massed choir event at Wales Millennium Centre conducted by David Lawrence, and also provided alto solos for Côr Penclawdd’s Mozart Requiem, Côr Caerdydd’s ‘Nelson’ Mass and the John S. Davies Singers in Bach’s Mass in G Minor and Vivaldi Magnificat in the beautiful cathedral of Saint David, Pembrokeshire. Caroline also presented the opening recital of 2014’s Radyr Festival alongside New Zealand tenor Alexander Wilson, accompanied by Jane Samuel.

She is a founder member of the critically acclaimed Welsh choir Serendipity, and with them has had the good fortune to perform as supporting chorus for Bryn Terfel, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Dennis O’Neill and Jose Carreras in venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 arena to the pitch at the Millennium Stadium.

Caroline’s sacred and art song repertoire includes Dvorak Mass in D,  Duruflé Requiem, Charpentier Messe de Minuit, Saint-Säens Oratorio de Noel, Bach Mass in G Minor, St John Passion, Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Britten Ceremony of Carols, Haydn ‘Nelson’ Mass, Vivaldi Gloria, Magnificat, Schumann Frauenlieben und Leben, Dvorak Cigánske Melódie, lieder and mélodies of Strauss, Fauré, Poulenc and Mahler; and Elgar Sea Pictures.

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