Caitlin

Hulcup

Mezzo-soprano

Caitlin Hulcup’s operatic repertoire features major roles by Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Gluck, Rossini and Richard Strauss. She first sang Octavian: Der Rosenkavalier under Zubin Mehta in Florence, reprising the role for Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and NCPA Beijing. She has performed Iseult: Le vin Herbe for Welsh National Opera, Penelope: The Return of Ulysses for Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the title role Radamisto at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, Gluck Orfeo: Orfeo ed Euridice in Helsinki, Rosina: Il barbiere di Sivillia at Staatsoper Wien, Calbo: Maometto II at Garsington Opera, Donna Elvira: Don Giovanni in Valencia, Sesto: La clemenza di Tito in Taipei, Hansel; Hansel and Gretel at Grange Park Opera and Idamante: Idomeneo at Teatro National de São Carlos Lisbon. Her career has featured many baroque roles including Diana: La Calisto with René Jacobs, Aristeus/Orpheus with Christian Curnyn, Cesare: Catone in Utica, Alceste: Admeto and Ariodante with Alan Curtis and Dido: Dido and Aeneas with Richard Egarr.

Concert highlights include Beethoven's 9th Symphony under Gustavo Dudamel, Malher 2nd Symphony and Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Wiener Akademie and Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Hanover Band. She recently sang Mozart Requiem at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Micah: Samson in Poland, Ravel Sheherazade in Austria and Romeo: I Capuleti e I Montecchi in concert for Victorian Opera. Caitlin has been the featured soloist with Musica Viva at the Huntington Festival and regularly appears in recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival. On CD she can be heard as Cyrus/Belshazzar with William Christie, Arbaces: Artaxerses with Ian Page, and as both Griselda and Irene: Theodora with Erin Helyard as well as Iphigénie en Tauride with Anthony Walker for Pinchgut Opera.

Caitlin appeared as Griselda in Griselda (2011), Iphigénie in Iphigenie en Tauride in 2014  and Irene in Theodora in December 2016.  In June 2020, Caitlin will sing the title role in our production of Charpentier's Médée.

Caitlin Hulcup

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