ABOUT

Welcome to the website of British soprano Caroline MacPhie

Described as a singer with ‘flair, style and imagination’ (The Telegraph), Caroline is a versatile artist, performing in repertoire from Monteverdi to Max Richter with companies such as Opéra de Lyon, Royal Opera House, Opera North and Scottish Opera. In concert she has performed with leading ensembles including Hallé, Hanover Band, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia. A committed recitalist, her latest album with pianist Joseph Middleton ‘Love said to me….’, with song repertoire from the 20th century to the present day, was released to critical acclaim both here and abroad.

NEWS

Interview with France 24 following the opening recital at Festival Présences Féminines 2019 at Toulon Opera

Reviews

But my personal favourite was the Lancashire-born Caroline MacPhie. Her light-lyric instrument was clean-toned and perfectly tuned, and she delivered an enterprisingly original programme… with flair, style and musical imagination.

Rupert Christiansen

The Queen’s daughter, the cause of the friction between the Queen and Sarastro, was portrayed beautifully by Caroline MacPhie. She brought to the role a lovely mixture of obedience to her mother, and the emerging desires of a bright young woman.

Gerry Parker

The whole cast in Nancy reaches perfection, starting with the small roles performed with panache, namely Caroline MacPhie…

Yannick Boussaert
Forum Opera (Katya Kabanova, Opéra National de Lorraine, 2018)

…as Susanna, Caroline MacPhie reveals a clear soprano and excellent enunciation in a performance that proves to be just as sharp as the character.

Sam Smith

…the quality of the three ladies, Caroline MacPhie, Heather Newhouse and Dorothea Spilger, who bring grace and intelligence to the vocal line and the text.

Fabrice Malkani

MacPhie sings with haunting sensitivity and emotional engagement… This lovely disc marks the arrival of a fine young recitalist.

Rupert Christiansen

…Caroline MacPhie and David Jones….both excellent.

Jonathan Woolf
Music Web International (Album 'Silence of the night', 2009)

One must also mention the performance of the beautiful Caroline MacPhie in the (far too brief) role of a young girl…

Gérard Ferrand

MacPhie radiated joy and ecstasy…

Seen and Heard International (Cheltenham Festival with the Elias Quartet & Tom Poster, 2011)

Caroline MacPhie portrays a mischievous Barbara with clear high notes…

Damien Dutilleul