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.

 

Alongside her performance career Caroline works in a business setting, delivering unique workshops combining her experience as a performer and pedagogue. She also has an active teaching and coaching business. She is passionate about making opera and the recital repertoire more accessible and regularly leads educational projects promoting classical singing whilst using the voice as a transformational tool.

NEWS

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

INTERVIEW | THE 51% Interview with France 24 following the opening recital at Festival Présences Féminines 2019 at Toulon Opera PLAY VIDEO

Reviews

Richard Morrison

Caroline MacPhie, the only Brit, put over her material with far more dramatic verve than anyone else; her Cunning Little Vixen extract, sung in Czech, was especially gripping.

David Nice

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….

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

Sam Smith

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

Rupert Christiansen

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

Céline Wadoux

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…

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

Damien Dutilleul

Caroline MacPhie portrays a mischievous Barbara with clear high notes…

Barbara Maxwell

Special mention must go to MacPhie’s performance as Pamina. Her solos were breathtaking and she manages to convey the many emotions required for this part.

Ekkehard Pluta

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

Gerry Parker

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.

Andrew Porter

Caroline MacPhie sang Berenice’s difficult music surely and truly….in the aria she spun her notes into touching, lovely lines.