Friday 19th May 2023
Praised for her “glittering soprano” (The Times), Caroline Taylor graduated with Distinction from the RNCM, where she won the 2018 Joyce and Michael Kennedy Strauss Award and was a Finalist in the Gold Medal. She is the winner of the 2019 Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition and the 2021 Emmy Destinn Young Singers Award.
This season, Caroline debuts at the Wigmore Hall, with the Northern Chamber Orchestra and at Oxford Lieder, where she is a 2022/2023 Young Artist. She performs Delia and covers Contessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims (English Touring Opera) and performs the title role in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (Hampstead Garden Opera).
A recent Longborough Festival Opera Emerging Artist, credits include Chocholka and cover Vixen Sharp-Ears/The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough), Asteria/Tamerlano (Cambridge Handel Opera), Adina/The Elixir of Love (Duchy Opera), Sara in the World Premiere of Kaye and Gorb’s The Path to Heaven (Psappha) and Kate/The Yeomen of the Guard at the Grange Festival, where Caroline also jumped in to sing Asteria to great acclaim. Concert highlights include Fauré’s Requiem (Manchester Camerata), Britten’s Les Illuminations (Northern Ballet Sinfonia) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at the Bridgewater Hall.
Caroline is a former Leeds Lieder Young Artist and Concordia Foundation Artist, with whom she made her solo debuts at St James’s Piccadilly and St Martin in the Fields. She previously read French, Italian and Spanish at the University of St Andrews, where she received the Cedric Thorpe Davie Memorial Prize for outstanding musical contribution.