Photo by Bridget Elliot

Photo by Bridget Elliot

Caitlin Hulcup has regularly appeared at international opera houses, the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Scottish Opera, and Palau de les Arts Valencia among them. Her singing in the title role in Handel’s Ariodante in London and at the Teatro Real in Madrid with Les Talens Lyriques brought strong acclaim, leading to further productions at the Handel Festival in Halle, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

In Australia Caitlin has sung Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Rosina (The Barber of Seville) and the title role of Carmen for West Australian Opera, as well as Cherubino and Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) for Opera Queensland. In 2011 she sang the title role in Vivaldi’s Griselda for Pinchgut Opera, recorded on Pinchgut Live. Other CD releases include the roles of Arbaces (Artaxerses) with Ian Page, Cyrus (Belshazzar) with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, and Calbo (Maometto II) for Garsington Opera with David Parry.

She has sung Meg Page (Falstaff) for Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with Daniele Gatti, Diana /Il Destino (La Calisto) at La Monnaie under René Jacobs, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Venezuela under Gustavo Dudamel. Recent engagements have included Mozart’s ‘Great’ C minor and ‘Coronation’ Masses; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Royal National Scottish Orchestra; Carmen at the Mikhailovsky Theatre St Petersburg; Donna Elvira in Valencia and Florence, as well as Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) in Florence with Zubin Mehta and at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Sesto (La clemenza di Tito) in Taipei, and Cesare (Catone in Utica) and Alceste (Admeto) with Alan Curtis.

Approaching engagements include Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice for Scottish Opera, Octavian in Beijing and Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.


Caitlin appeared as Griselda in Griselda (2011) and as Iphigénie in Iphigenie en Tauride in 2014 for Pinchgut. She will perform the role of Irene in Theodora in December 2016.


This bio is from the Iphigénie en Tauride programme.