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Caroline Carragher

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French

Opera

Ensemble
Isabeau (Mascagni)
Opera Holland Park
2018
Ensemble
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Opera Holland Park
2018
Ensemble
La traviata (Verdi)
Opera Holland Park
2018
Young Artist Programme, Chorus
Orpheus and Eurydice (Gluck)
Opera In The City
2018
Wona Amunjah
The Prometheus Revolution (Keith Burstein)
Fulham Opera
2018
Morgan le Fay
Merlin (Keith Beal)
Ensemble OrQuesta
2018
Ensemble
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Opera Holland Park
2017
Ensemble
La Rondine (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2017
Carmen
Carmen (Bizet)
Ormond Opera
2017
Ensemble (with step out solo line)
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Opera Holland Park
2016
Ensemble
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Opera Holland Park
2016
Suzuki
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Ormond Opera
2016
Marthe Schwerlein
Faust (Gounod)
Swansea City Opera
2015
The Sorceress
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Surrey Opera
2014
Polina
The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky)
Park Opera
2014
Fenena
Nabucco (Verdi)
Kennet Opera
2014
Chorus
La traviata (Verdi)
Opera South
2014
Flora Bervoix
La traviata (Verdi)
Opera South
2014
Carmen
Carmen (Bizet)
Opera At Bearwood
2013
Suzuki
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Park Opera
2013
Olga
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Opera At Bearwood
2011

Operetta/G&S

Ruth
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Ormond Opera
2016
Ensemble
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Ormond Opera
2016
Kate
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Ormond Opera
2016
The Fairy Queen
Iolanthe (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Forbear! Theatre
2016
Rosalinda
Die Fledermaus (Weinberger edition) (Strauss, J)
Mostly G & S
2013
Rose Maybud
Ruddigore (Sullivan)
Mostly G & S
2012
Plaintiff
Trial by Jury (Sullivan)
Mostly G & S
2011
Hanna Glavari
The Merry Widow (Weinberger edition) (Lehár)
Mostly G & S
2010
Iolanthe
Iolanthe (Sullivan)
Mostly G & S
2010

Art Song

Soloist
A Recital of English Art Song (Various)
Independent
2018
Soloist
An Evening of French and Spanish Art Song (Various)
Independent
2018

Chorus

Chorus alto
New Year's Day Concert (Various - Mathias, Eric Jones, Britten, Stanford)
John S. Davies Singers, St David's Cathedral
2015
Chorus alto
A celebration of music by William Mathias (William Mathias)
Fishguard International Music Festival
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Mezzo Soloist
Feel The Spirit (Rutter)
Voices of London Festival
2017
Mezzo Soloist
Various (Various)
Cantare and Friends
2017
Mezzo Soloist
Requiem (Duruflé)
Charlton Kings Choral Society
2016
Alto soloist
Mass In D (Dvorak)
Genesis Chorale
2016
Mezzo Soloist
Oratorio de Noel (Saint-Saens)
Charlton Kings Choral Society
2016
Mezzo Soloist
Messe de Minuit (Charpentier)
Charlton Kings Choral Society
2016
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Côr Penclawdd
2015
Alto soloist
Gloria (Vivaldi)
St Michael and All Angels
2015
Alto soloist
Mass in G Minor (JS Bach)
John S. Davies Singers, St David's Cathedral
2014
Alto soloist
Magnificat (Vivaldi)
John S. Davies Singers, St David's Cathedral
2014
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Côr Penclawdd
2014
Alto soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Côr Caerdydd
2014
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Cond. David Lawrence, Wales Millennium Centre
2013

Various/Mixed

Recitalist
The Many Faces Of A Mezzo (Handel, Mozart, Gounod, Bizet, Saint-Saens, Moore)
Independent
2016
Recitalist
Lift Up Your Voice: A Festive Recital (Bach, Handel, Reger, Head, Adam, trad. carols/folk)
Independent
2016

Discography

Soloist and chorus
Church Composer Series: Basil Harwood (Basil Harwood)
Vivace Singers, conducted by Adrian Partington
Chorus
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (Various)
Serendipity, dir. Tim Rhys Evans MBE
Semi-chorus soloist & chorus
Quo Vadis (George Dyson)
Chandos: BBC NCW & NOW conducted by Richard Hickox
Chorus
Requiem (Karl Jenkins)
EMI Classics: Chorus master Tim Rhys-Evans
Chorus
The Poisoned Kiss (Vaughan Williams)
Chandos: BBC NOW & Adrian Partington Singers
Speaker (Isabella) & chorus
Christopher Columbus (William Walton)
Chandos: BBC NCW & NOW conducted by Richard Hickox

Other

Soloist Mezzo and chorus
Spaces: Beyond The End Of The World (John Hardy)
The Vivace Singers
2008

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Caroline Carragher - Carmen, Habanera - Recorded live August 2016

Caroline Carragher 'Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse' live 2018

Dopo l'oscuro nembo - Caroline Carragher MP3

Dover, Giustizia, Amor! (Recorded live August 2016)

Sexy Lady - Ben Moore - Caroline Carragher Recorded live August 2016

Carmen - Opera at Bearwood (Credit: Mike Gribble)

Carmen - Opera at Bearwood (Credit: Mike Gribble)

Carmen - title role, Ormond Opera 2017 Photograph courtesy of Michael John White mjwpix.com

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Hanna Glavari

Hanna Glavari

The Queen of Spades -Park Opera

The Queen of Spades, Park Opera

WIAV Gala, O Don Fatale - Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre

MA Advanced Vocal Studies
Wales International Academy of Voice
2013–2014
M(Mus)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2003–2005

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 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.

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 and Dame Kiri te Kanawa, and was awarded a choral scholarship to the BBC National Chorus of Wales as a student.

Caroline has taken part in several recordings for Chandos, Sain, EMI Classics and Priory Records as ensemble, semi-chorus and solo performer, and 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.

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

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.

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.

Recent events include ensemble for Opera Holland Park in 2016's La Cenerentola and Die Fledermaus, and Suzuki for Ormond Opera's Madama Butterfly in November.

Future engagements include further recitals in Gloucester and Berkshire, and a return to Opera Holland Park for 2017's La Rondine and Don Giovanni.

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