"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 fifth-place winner for the 2020 Denver Lyric Opera Guild Vocal Competition, third-place winner for the University of the Northern Colorado 2020 Southard Music Competition, a national 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. In 2020, Caitlin will sing the role of Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Fort Collins and the role of Fiona McLaren in Brigadoon with Loveland Opera Theatre. Other operatic credits include Susan B. Anthony in The Mother of Us All (University of Northern Colorado), Frasquita in Carmen (Chattanooga Symphony & Opera), Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Chattanooga Symphony & Opera), Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera McGill), both Lauretta and Nella in Gianni Schicchi (Opera Tennessee), the title role in Barab's Little Red Riding Hood (Lee University), Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief (Lee University), and Fatima in Chadwick's recently-discovered Tabasco (Chattanooga Symphony & Opera).
A champion of new music, Caitlin created the role of Katherine in the world premiere of Paul Elwood's The Taming (University of Northern Colorado), created the role of the Biblical Adam’s nameless second wife in Tim Hinck’s experimental opera Eve Apart (Opera Tennessee), and covered the role of Corvina in the Canadian premiere of John Musto’s Volpone (Opera McGill).
In concert, she has served as 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 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.
As a vocal pedagogue, Caitlin has served on the voice faculties of Covenant College and Chattanooga State Community College. As the 2020 Distinguished Graduate Voice Student Award Winner, Caitlin is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Arts in voice performance with a secondary in pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado with Dr. Melissa Malde where she teaches diction courses and voice lessons. Caitlin received a Master of Music in opera performance at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, and Bachelors of Music and Music Education at Lee University. She was certified in all three levels at Shenandoah University’s CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute in 2019 and will be attending New England Conservatory’s Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop in 2020 as a Lee University Young Alumni Grant Winner. She is a dynamic advocate for arts outreach having served with such organizations as The Glimmerglass Festival, L'Opéra de Montréal, Opera Tennessee, and the Tennessee Chamber Chorus. Caitlin is a current member of NATS. Caitlin currently resides in Denver with her husband, John, and her cat, Lettuce.