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 ‘Love said to me….’, with pianist Joseph Middleton, was released in September 2014 to critical acclaim both here and abroad.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Reviews

Crispian Steele-Perkins was joined by prize-winning soprano Caroline MacPhie… two virtuosi complementing each other perfectly in register and style.

What impresses about the evening is not just how well the performers accomplish their difficult tasks but how integrated the whole show is.

The real modernism came in a taster of Josephine Stephenson’s ‘Les constellations, une théorie’, bewitchingly articulated by Gillian Keith and Caroline MacPhie in perfect accord with Cottis and the orchestra – the most surprising highlight. All works were sung in their original language – Stephenson’s in excellent French….

David Nice
The Arts Desk (SWAP'ra gala, Opera Holland Park, 2018)

The talented Caroline MacPhie…

…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.

Three committed and accomplished soloists – Caroline MacPhie, Damien Thantrey and Rupert Enticknap – move like priests or mentors among us, reciting and reflecting.

Her bright, light lyrical soprano voice… also has dramatic bite. The performance is imaginative and eloquent…

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.

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)

Caroline MacPhie portrays in this version a Glasha who is a cleaner rather than a servant. Her diction is executed effectively and she carries her high notes well whilst she toils away…

Céline Wadoux
Olyrix (Katya Kabanova, Opéra National de Lorraine, 2018)