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Caitlin Hulcup

Mezzo soprano

Australian born mezzo soprano Caitlin Hulcup regularly appears in oratorio, concert and recital. Her operatic repertoire features major roles by Händel, Mozart, Rossini and Richard Strauss. She made her European debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2004 with Enriquetta/I Puritani and has since appeared at leading opera houses internationally, including Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich and Palau de les Arts Valencia and for Royal Opera House Covent Garden at Shakespeare’s Globe London.

Early in her career, performances with Christoph Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques in the title role in Handel's Ariodante brought strong critical acclaim, and she went on to reprise this role in Halle, Munich, Vienna, Braunschweig and Scotland. Caitlin gave her role debut as Octavian/Der Rosenkavalier with Zubin Mehta at Maggio Musicale in Florence. She also appeared as Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni under the direction of Zubin Mehta in Valencia and Florence. She sang Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte with Jeremy Rhorer and Rosina/Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Yves Abel und Jean-Christoph Spinozi while engaged as a principal at the Wiener Staatsoper.

Caitlin has been soloist in Des Knaben Wunderhorn at the Sydney Opera House with Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Mark Wigglesworth, in Mozart’s 'Great' C minor with Jeremie Rhorer in Hamburg and in the Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Martin Haselböck in Vienna. She sang Mahler Symphony 2 in Sydney and in London, and was a soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony both under Gustavo Dudamel in Venezuela, and at the BBC Proms with Illan Volkov. For the Royal Opera House London, Caitlin has sung Arbaces/Artaxerxes by Arne and Aristeus/Orpheus by Rossi. She performed with Alan Curtis as Cesare/Catone in Utica by Vivaldi at Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and as Alceste/Admeto at Theatre an der Wien and as Ariodante on tour. Caitlin sang Meg Page/Falstaff for Théâtre des Champs Elysées with both Daniele Gatti and Alain Alitinoglu. Under René Jacobs Caitlin appeared as Diana/La Calisto at La Monnaie. She sang the title role Gluck’s Orfeo/Orfeo ed Euridice with Kenneth Montgomery, has toured and been recorded as Cyrus/Belshazzar with William Christie and recorded Rossini’s Calbo/Maometto II for Garsington Opera with David Parry.

For Sydney baroque group Pinchgut Opera, Caitlin has recorded Vivaldi's Griselda and Irene/Theodora with Erin Helyard, as well as the title role of Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride with Anthony Walker. Caitlin has returned to the role of Octavian both in Moscow at the Bolshoi with Vasily Sinaisky and in Beijing NCPA, with Sebastian Lang-Lessing. She sang Idamante/Idomeneo with Tobias Ringborg for Garsington and gave concerts recently in Hong Kong as Dido/Dido and Aeneas and in Singapore as Hänsel/Hänsel und Gretel. She also sang Angel/The Dream of Gerontius with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under David Parry at the Newbury Festival and Mendelssohn Elijah in Salisbury Cathedral. Caitlin was Iseult/Le vin Herbe in recently acclaimed production broadcast on for Welsh National Opera.