BIOGRAPHY

“MacPhie sings with haunting sensitivity and emotional engagement… She is a singer of whom we should hear more” – The Daily Telegraph

Caroline’s recent operatic experience includes Barbara Eine Nacht in Venedig, ein Mädchen Die Gezeichneten (Schreker) and First Niece Peter Grimes all for Opéra de Lyon and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Project at West Green House, Hampshire. She has also performed Papagena/ Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte in Lyon, Norina Don Pasquale, Anne A little night music (Sondheim) and Pamina Die Zauberflöte for Opera Project, Cleopatra (cover) Giulio Cesare for Opera North, a staged version of Messiah at Bristol Old Vic and the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen at the Banff Centre, Canada. In 2012 she made her Royal Opera House debut, performing as one of three soloists in the world premiere of Max Richter’s SUM

 

On the concert and oratorio platform highlights include Bach St. Johannes Passion with Hanover Band, Mozart Requiem with Philharmonia and King’s College Cambridge and Fauré Requiem with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She regularly performs as a soloist with the Mozart Festival Orchestra at major concert halls throughout the UK such as Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall and National Concert Hall, Dublin.

 

Caroline is a committed recitalist and is passionate about innovative programming and active promotion of the song repertoire. In 2017 she performed in and was Artistic Director of Hommage aux femmes in collaboration with MoreHuman Arts at Salle Molière, Lyon. This multi disciplinary project incorporates video mapping and danse with music by Nadia Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Maconchy as well as Debussy, Hahn and Poulenc. Further performances are planned in 2018/19 both in Paris and Lyon.

 

Caroline made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2010 and has gone on to perform at Purcell Room, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Opéra de Lyon, Musée des Tissus in Lyon and at the Chichester, New Paths, Oxford Lieder, Ryedale and Two Moors festivals. She is also regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has appeared on numerous transmissions for both France Musique and France 3. Her latest album, ‘Love said to me…’ with pianist Joseph Middleton was released in 2014. The album takes songs either inspired or composed by women with music by Koechlin, Maconchy, Poulenc, Strauss and Wolf as well as new commissions by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Rhian Samuel. In a four star review in The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen hailed the album as the ‘decisive arrival of a fine young recitalist’.

 

Caroline’s current and future plans include the revival of Eine Nacht in Venedig with Opéra de Lyon for Royal Opera House Muscat, a series of concerts with the French baroque ensemble Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu and a recital at Opéra de Toulon for Le Festival des Présences Féminines.

 

Caroline initially studied French and German at Bristol University before embarking upon postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. She went on to graduate with distinction from the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music, following which she was awarded representation with the Young Classical Artists Trust. A finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2009, Caroline’s competition successes include First Prize in the Emmy Destinn Awards, Prague, Miriam Licette Scholarship (Musicians’ Benevolent Fund), Dame Eva Turner Award and Blyth-Buesst Operatic Prize (Royal Academy of Music), Schubert Prize and Claire Croiza Prize for French Song (Royal Northern College of Music). She is also a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Kirckman Society Artist, Samling Scholar, Steans Institute Young Artist (Ravinia Festival, Chicago) and Wingate Scholar.

Caroline’s recent operatic experience includes Barbara Eine Nacht in Venedig, ein Mädchen Die Gezeichneten (Schreker) and First Niece Peter Grimes all for Opéra de Lyon and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Project at West Green House, Hampshire. She has also performed Papagena/ Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte in Lyon, Norina Don Pasquale, Anne A little night music (Sondheim) and Pamina Die Zauberflöte for Opera Project, Cleopatra (cover) Giulio Cesare for Opera North, a staged version of Messiah at Bristol Old Vic and the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen at the Banff Centre, Canada. In 2012 she made her Royal Opera House debut, performing as one of three soloists in the world premiere of Max Richter’s SUM

 

On the concert and oratorio platform highlights include Bach St. Johannes Passion with Hanover Band, Mozart Requiem with Philharmonia and King’s College Cambridge and Fauré Requiem with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She regularly performs as a soloist with the Mozart Festival Orchestra at major concert halls throughout the UK such as Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall and National Concert Hall, Dublin.

 

Caroline is a committed recitalist and is passionate about innovative programming and active promotion of the song repertoire. In 2017 she performed in and was Artistic Director of Hommage aux femmes in collaboration with MoreHuman Arts at Salle Molière, Lyon. This multi disciplinary project incorporates video mapping and danse with music by Nadia Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Maconchy as well as Debussy, Hahn and Poulenc. Further performances are planned in 2018/19 both in Paris and Lyon.

 

Caroline made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2010 and has gone on to perform at Purcell Room, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Opéra de Lyon, Musée des Tissus in Lyon and at the Chichester, New Paths, Oxford Lieder, Ryedale and Two Moors festivals. She is also regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has appeared on numerous transmissions for both France Musique and France 3. Her latest album, ‘Love said to me…’ with pianist Joseph Middleton was released in 2014. The album takes songs either inspired or composed by women with music by Koechlin, Maconchy, Poulenc, Strauss and Wolf as well as new commissions by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Rhian Samuel. In a four star review in The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen hailed the album as the ‘decisive arrival of a fine young recitalist’.

 

Caroline’s current and future plans include the revival of Eine Nacht in Venedig with Opéra de Lyon for Royal Opera House Muscat, a series of concerts with the baroque ensemble Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu and the opening recital of Le Festival des Présences Féminines at l’Opéra de Toulon.

 

Caroline initially studied French and German at Bristol University before embarking upon postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. She went on to graduate with distinction from the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music, following which she was awarded representation with the Young Classical Artists Trust. A finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2009, Caroline’s competition successes include First Prize in the Emmy Destinn Awards, Prague, Miriam Licette Scholarship (Musicians’ Benevolent Fund), Dame Eva Turner Award and Blyth-Buesst Operatic Prize (Royal Academy of Music), Schubert Prize and Claire Croiza Prize for French Song (Royal Northern College of Music). She is also a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Kirckman Society Artist, Samling Scholar, Steans Institute Young Artist (Ravinia Festival, Chicago) and Wingate Scholar.

 

Caroline’s recent operatic experience includes Barbara Eine Nacht in Venedig, ein Mädchen Die Gezeichneten (Schreker) and First Niece Peter Grimes all for Opéra de Lyon and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Project at West Green House, Hampshire. She has also performed Papagena/ Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte in Lyon, Norina Don Pasquale, Anne A little night music (Sondheim) and Pamina Die Zauberflöte for Opera Project, Cleopatra (cover) Giulio Cesare for Opera North, a staged version of Messiah at Bristol Old Vic and the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen at the Banff Centre, Canada. In 2012 she made her Royal Opera House debut, performing as one of three soloists in the world premiere of Max Richter’s SUM.

On the concert and oratorio platform highlights include Bach St. Johannes Passion with Hanover Band, Mozart Requiem with Philharmonia and King’s College Cambridge and Fauré Requiem with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She regularly performs as a soloist with the Mozart Festival Orchestra at major concert halls throughout the UK such as Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall and National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Caroline is a committed recitalist and is passionate about innovative programming and active promotion of the song repertoire. In 2017 she performed in and was Artistic Director of Hommage aux femmes in collaboration with MoreHuman Arts at Salle Molière, Lyon. This multi disciplinary project incorporates video mapping and danse with music by Nadia Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Maconchy as well as Debussy, Hahn and Poulenc. Further performances are planned in 2018/19 both in Paris and Lyon.

Caroline made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2010 and has gone on to perform at Purcell Room, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Opéra de Lyon, Musée des Tissus in Lyon and at the Chichester, New Paths, Oxford Lieder, Ryedale, Two Moors festivals. She is also regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has appeared on numerous transmissions for both France Musique and France 3. Her latest album, ‘Love said to me…’ with pianist Joseph Middleton was released in 2014. The album takes songs either inspired or composed by women with music by Koechlin, Maconchy, Poulenc, Strauss and Wolf as well as new commissions by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Rhian Samuel. In a four star review in The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen hailed the album as the ‘decisive arrival of a fine young recitalist’.

Caroline’s current and future plans include the role of Glaša Káťa Kabanová for Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy and the revival of Eine Nacht in Venedig with Opéra de Lyon for Royal Opera House Muscat. She will also give several recitals at the New Paths Music Festival in Beverley and a series of concerts with the baroque ensemble Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu.

Caroline initially studied French and German at Bristol University before embarking upon postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. She went on to graduate with distinction from the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music, following which she was awarded representation with the Young Classical Artists Trust. A finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2009, Caroline’s competition successes include First Prize in the Emmy Destinn Awards, Prague, Miriam Licette Scholarship (Musicians’ Benevolent Fund), Dame Eva Turner Award and Blyth-Buesst Operatic Prize (Royal Academy of Music), Schubert Prize and Claire Croiza Prize for French Song (Royal Northern College of Music). She is also a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Kirckman Society Artist, Samling Scholar, Steans Institute Young Artist (Ravinia Festival, Chicago) and Wingate Scholar.