Previously at Portland Opera: Soloist, Big Night Concert (2012); Paquette, Candide (2012); Maria Maddalena / Scribe, Galileo Galilei (2012); Kate Pinkerton, Madame Butterfly (2012); Soloist in the Big Night Concert (2011).
American Mezzo-Soprano Caitlin Mathes has been hailed by critics as “charming” and “smashing.” She has been praised for her “natural acting ability” and “vocal agility.”
Ms. Mathes is currently in her second year with Portland Opera as the mezzo soprano in their Resident Artist program. In addition to working with Portland Opera, she also gave her NYC debut recital / cabaret in December at the National Arts Club. In 2011, she was awarded first place in the Lotte Lenya Competition. She also made her NYC debut in 2011 with the Encompass Opera, singing the role of Sister Dorothy Stang, in the world premiere of Angel of the Amazon, which tells of the nun’s life, death and struggles in Brazil.
During the summer of 2009, she was a participant of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera program, where she sang the role of Despina in Cosí fan tutte. She has advanced twice in the MONC district competitions, and was the recipient of the Norman Triegle award.
She received her Artist Diploma from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she sang the roles of Idamante in Idomeneo, Ruggiero in Alcina, Lady with a Hat Box in A Postcard from Morocco, and Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea, among others.
Ms. Mathes has appeared as a young artist with Opera New Jersey, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Chautauqua Opera, and was a participant of the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca and Spoleto. She received her Bachelors of Music from Ithaca College and her Masters of Music and Artist Diploma from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Learn more about Caitlin at her website