Caroline Taylor studied with Louise Winter as an Oglesby Scholar at the Royal Northern College of Music, generously supported by a Help Musicians UK Maidment Award. She won the 2018 Joyce and Michael Kennedy Strauss Award and the 2019 Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition. Caroline is a Concordia Foundation Artist, a British Youth Opera Serena Fenwick Young Artist, a former Leeds Lieder Young Artist and a member of the Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange.
Roles include Vixen Sharp-Ears/The Cunning Little Vixen (Barnes Music Festival), Giannetta and cover Adina/The Elixir of Love (King’s Head Theatre, Opera’r Ddraig), Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi (RNCM Opera), Helena/The Enchanted Island (British Youth Opera), She/Cupboard Love and Governess/The Turn of the Screw (Byre Opera), Papagena and cover Pamina/The Magic Flute (St Andrews Voices) and Sara in the world premiere of Ben Kaye and Adam Gorb’s The Path to Heaven (Psappha, RNCM). Other performances include Britten’s Les Illuminations (Northern Ballet Sinfonia), Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at the Bridgewater Hall and recitals at St James’s Piccadilly and St Martin in the Fields.
In 2021/2022, Caroline joins Longborough Festival Opera as an Emerging Artist, performing the roles of Chocholka and Woodpecker and covering Vixen Sharp-Ears in The Cunning Little Vixen. She also performs Adina/The Elixir of Love (Duchy Opera), Clori/L’Egisto (Hampstead Garden Opera) and Asteria/Tamerlano (Cambridge Handel Opera Company). In concert, she joins pianist George Needham for a recital at the inaugural Cumbria Opera Festival.
Biography details current at March 2021; not to be reproduced without permission. Photo credit: Foubography.
Caroline would like to acknowledge the support of the following institutions and individuals: the RNCM Bursary Fund, the Richard Newitt Fund, the Oglesby Trust, Help Musicians UK, the Clemence Charitable Settlement, the Concordia Foundation Vital Fund, the Equity Charitable Trust, the Mario Lanza Educational Trust, the Lynn Foundation, the P&M Lovell Charitable Settlement and Mrs Flora Selwyn.