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

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.

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

…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…

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

The lovely, sweet toned Papagena, Caroline MacPhie…

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.

MacPhie radiated joy and ecstasy…

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

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

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

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