About the artist:
Carolyn Sproule is a winner of a 2019 George London Award, the Marcello Giordani Memorial Prize in the 2019 Premiere Opera Foundation Competition, and a recipient of career grants from several opera foundations. She is an alumna of the HGO Studio. Previous roles with HGO include Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Vlasta in the world premiere of The Passenger, and Maddalena in Rigoletto. This season she also performs the title role in Carmen with Opera Hong Kong and Savonlinna Opera. Future engagements include appearances at Aix-en-Provence Festival, San Diego Opera, Novaya Opera in Moscow, and the Metropolitan Opera. Sproule made her European operatic debut singing Erika in Vanessa at the Wexford Festival. She has sung Maddalena in Rigoletto for Canadian Opera Company, as well as at Vancouver Opera and Opéra de Montréal. She has sung Olga in Eugene Onegin in Vancouver, Montreal, and for her Michigan Opera Theater debut, and returned to the Canadian Opera Company as Emilia in Otello. Sproule debuted at The Metropolitan Opera in 2015 as the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel and has returned there to sing the Page in Salome and Inez in Il trovatore. She has also been on the Metropolitan Opera roster for productions of Falstaff, Otello, Thais, Eugene Onegin, The Marriage of Figaro, The Death of Klinghoffer, Manon, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pique Dame, and The Magic Flute. Past performances of note include her debut as Dorabella in Così fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera and then at English National Opera; the title role in Carmen with Pacific Opera Victoria; and the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah at the National Arts Centre. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School (Bachelor of Music, 2010), and Rice University (Master of Music, 2012). In addition to the HGO Studio, she trained with Merola Opera Program, Wolf Trap Opera (Filene Young Artist), and others.