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biography

"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. Caitlin was the third-place winner for the University of the Northern Colorado Southard Music Competition, 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 Frasquita in Carmen, 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, Caitlin created the role of Katherine in Paul Elwood's world premiere of The Taming at the University of Northern Colorado, 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, the John Creek Symphony in Mozart's Alleluia, and the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera in Mozart's Mass in C Minor, 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 2020, Caitlin will sing the title role of Susan B. Anthony in The Mother of Us All with the University of Northern Colorado, Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Fort Collins, and Fiona McLaren in Brigadoon with Loveland Opera Theatre.  

 

Native to Tennessee, Caitlin attended Lee University.  Caitlin received a Master of Music in Opera Performance at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. 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 with a secondary in vocal pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado with Dr. Melissa Malde where she teaches diction courses and voice lessons. Caitlin is a current member of NATS.  She received the Lee University Young Alumni Grant to attend New England Conservatory's Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop in 2020 and was also certified at Shenandoah University's CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute in 2019.  

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