"Magnifique talent vocal et dramatique" (La Presse) and "aplomb and distinction" (Opera Canada) exemplify mezzo-soprano Caitlin Moore's elegant and confident stage presence in both concert and opera. Native to Chattanooga, Tennessee, Caitlin was a semi-finalist for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2018 National Student Auditions, a semi-finalist for the 2014 Opera Birmingham Competition, and the first-place winner of the 2007 Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Vocal Competition. Operatic roles for Caitlin have included Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, both Lauretta and Nella in Gianni Schicchi, the title role in Barab's Little Red Riding Hood, Miss Pinkerton in Menotti’s Old Maid and the Thief, and Fatima in Chadwick's Tabasco. A champion of new music, she sang Corvina in the Canadian premiere of John Musto’s Volpone and created the role of the Biblical Adam’s nameless second wife in Tim Hinck’s experimental opera Eve Apart. In concert, she has served as soprano soloist with such organizations as the Chattanooga Bach Choir in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the Voice of Reason Ensemble in Brahms’ German Requiem, the Scenic City Chorale in Fauré’s Requiem, the Tennessee Chamber Chorus in Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, the Lee University Masterworks Chorus in Poulenc’s Gloria, and the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Ola Gjeilo’s Dreamweaver.
With a crystalline, incisive tone, innate flexibility, and a seamless legato, Caitlin’s voice is ideal for Baroque music which she loves to perform, having sung the role of Handel’s Armida in Opera McGill’s historically-informed production of his Rinaldo, serving as soprano soloist in Handel’s Ode to St. Cecilia’s Day with Seattle’s Queen City Musicians, Handel’s Birthday Ode for Queen Anne with Voci Virili Men’s Consort, and Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Chattanooga Bach Choir and Orchestra.
In 2019, Caitlin will create the role of Katherine in Paul Elwood's premiere of The Taming at the University of Northern Colorado. Recent engagements include the soprano I soloist for Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and the role of Frasquita in Carmen both for the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera and Mozart's Alleluiah for the Johns Creek Symphony Holiday Pops Concert.
Caitlin received a Master of Music in Opera Performance at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, where she was the recipient of the McGill University Graduate Excellence Award. She is a dynamic advocate for opera outreach having worked with The Glimmerglass Festival and L'Opéra de Montréal as well as Opera Tennessee. Caitlin is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Arts in voice performance at the University of Northern Colorado with Dr. Melissa Malde where she teaches diction courses and voice lessons as a graduate teaching assistant. Caitlin is a current member of NATS.