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

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

Caroline MacPhie’s lyrical performance was delightfully seductive.

Georgina Benson
Oman Observer (Operetta Gala, Muscat, 2018)

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.

Her poised voice has strong high notes, complimenting her excellent diction.

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)

…Caroline MacPhie, Rupert Enticknap and Damian Thantrey, all excellent.

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

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.

On stage, Caroline MacPhie did excellent work… both vocally and dramatically…

Caroline radiated joy and ecstasy…

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