Voice Type: Soprano
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Mavis: City Workers in Love
Erste Dame: The Arctic Flute
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- I am working hard to prepare the roles that I am performing at NUOVA, to ensure that I’m ready to dive into the creative and artistic rehearsal process when I arrive! I’m also looking forward to preparing art song repertoire and arias for the various recitals and concerts that NUOVA hosts as well. Lots of fun music to learn!
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- I am very attracted to the variety of opportunities that NUOVA offers for their singers; it is an extraordinarily well-rounded summer program! I am especially looking forward to working with the exceptional faculty of teachers, coaches, directors, and conductors at NUOVA.
Education: MMus in Voice and Opera, McGill University, 2019, BMus in Voice Performance with Honours, University of Toronto, 2015
Awards: Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Individual Project Grant
Experience/Roles: Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites (cover) (Opera McGill), Démêloir in Une demoiselle en loterie (Opera McGill), Ruggiero in Alcina (Summer Opera Lyric Theatre)
Mentors/Inspirations: John Mac Master, Frédérique Vézina
Dream role(s): Violetta Valéry in La Traviata, The Governess in The Turn of the Screw
Canadian soprano Caroline Reynolds is a Master of Music in Voice and Opera student at McGill University, under the tutelage of Professor John Mac Master. In Opéra McGill’s 2017-18 season, Caroline has had the pleasure to perform the role of Démeloir in Offenbach’s Une demoiselle en loterie and cover the role of Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. As a lover of art song, Caroline has performed numerous recitals and has enriched her training through attendance at various art song intensives including SongFest at Colburn, the Voice academy at Domaine Forget, and the Vancouver International Song Institute. Caroline is graduate from the University of Toronto where she received a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Voice Performance, studying with soprano Frédérique Vézina. While at U of T, Caroline was a member of the Opera Undergraduate division where she was a chorus member in productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S Pinafore and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Caroline has also enjoyed working with Toronto based independent opera company Opera Five, where she performed as a chorus member in Hahn’s L’île du rêve, Offenbach’s Ba-ta-clan, and Rachmaninoff’s Aleko. In 2015, Caroline travelled to Munich, Germany where she was a participant at the Bel Canto Summer Voice Program. While at the program, she performed excerpts from the Mozart roles Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). Caroline was a past participant of Summer Opera Lyric Theatre in Toronto, where she performed the role of Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina.