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

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

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 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)

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)

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

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.

Caroline MacPhie’s lyrical performance was delightfully seductive.

Oman Observer (Operetta Gala, Muscat, 2018)

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

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

…Caroline MacPhie and David Jones….both excellent.

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