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 as a soloist in repertoire from Monteverdi to Max Richter with companies such as Royal Opera House, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Opéra  National de Lyon and Opéra National de Lorraine. In concert she has performed with leading ensembles including Hallé, Hanover Band, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia. A committed recitalist, she made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2010 and has since gone on to perform at major UK festivals as well as further afield. A specialist in repertoire by female composers, her latest album with pianist Joseph Middleton ‘Love said to me….’ is a collection of songs inspired or written by women.

 

Alongside her performance career, Caroline is also Artistic Director of a number of performance as well as outreach projects. Through these initiatives, she aims to make opera and the recital repertoire more accessible to a larger audience whilst also using the voice as a transformational tool. She regularly delivers workshops and lectures in a business setting, combining her expertise and experience as both performer and pedagogue.

NEWS

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

Reviews

Jonathan Woolf

…Caroline MacPhie and David Jones….both excellent.

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

Seen and Heard International

MacPhie radiated joy and ecstasy…

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

Yannick Boussaert

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)

Georgina Benson

Caroline MacPhie’s lyrical performance was delightfully seductive.

Oman Observer (Operetta Gala, Muscat, 2018)

Jean-Charles Hoffelé

The lovely, sweet toned Papagena, Caroline MacPhie…

Damien Dutilleul

Caroline MacPhie portrays a mischievous Barbara with clear high notes…

Sarah Urwin Jones

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

Rupert Christiansen

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

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)