Carolyn  Sproule

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Barrow Fellow

Mezzo-soprano (Canada)

HGO Appearances: Current Season: Orlovsky in performances of Die Fledermaus, Vlasta in The Passenger, Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Mercédès in Carmen. Past Appearances: Zulma in The Italian Girl in Algiers (2012). Finalist in HGO's Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias (2012). HGO Studio Artist (2012-14)

About the Artist: Carolyn Sproule, a native of Montreal, Canada, earned her master's degree at Rice University, where she sang Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Ottavia in The Coronation of Poppea, and Mrs. Gibbs in Ned Rorem's Our Town. She has also sung the roles of Jo in Mark Adamo's Little Women at The Banff Centre and Meg Page in Falstaff at the Aspen Music Festival and at Wolf Trap Opera. In concert, she was the alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and in Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. She holds a bachelor's degree from The Juilliard School. Recently, she sang a recital at the Kennedy Center as part of The Conservatory Project and performed A Lady with a Hat Box in Dominick Argento's Postcard from Morocco with the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera. She returns to Wolf Trap Opera this summer to sing Sesto in Giulio Cesare.