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Caitlin Hulcup

Caitlin Hulcup

Caitlin Hulcup has appeared at leading opera houses internationally, including the Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House London, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real Madrid, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Scottish Opera, La Monnaie Brussels, Theater an der Wien, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and Palau de les Arts Valencia.


She made her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2004 as Enriquetta (I Puritani). Since then roles have included Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) for Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Zubin Mehta in a new production by Lorenzo Mariani, and for the Bolshoi Theatre with Vassily Sinaisky, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for the Palau de les Arts Valencia with Mehta, Meg Page (Falstaff) under Daniele Gatti and Cesare (Catone in Utica) under Alan Curtis both for Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Diana/Il Destino (La Calisto) at La Monnaie in Brussels under René Jacobs, Arbaces Artaxerses at the Royal Opera House under Ian Page, the roles of Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Dorabella (Così fan tutte) for the Wiener Staatsoper, Calbo (Maometto II) for Garsington Opera under David Parry, Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito) with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra under Benjamin Bayl in a new production by Justin Way, Alceste (Admeto, re di Tassaglia) at Theater an der Wien, and Cyrus (Belshazzar) with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie in a tour of France, the UK and Spain, which was recorded and recently released on CD for Les Arts Florissants Editions label. Caitlin Hulcup also performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Venezuela under Gustavo Dudamel and at the BBC Proms in 2009.


Her performances of the title role in Handel’s Ariodante at both the Barbican in London and Teatro Real in Madrid with Les Talens Lyriques brought great critical acclaim. She was subsequently invited to sing the role at the Händel Festspiele, Opernhaus Halle, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and at Theatre an der Wien.


Recent performances include Penelope's The Return of Ulysses for The Royal Opera, for whom she also sang Aristeo in Rossi’s Orpheus, Iseult in Martin’s Le vin herbé for Welsh National Opera, Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) for Victorian Opera, Radamisto for Opera Lafayette in her US debut at Washington’s Kennedy Center, Hänsel's Hänsel und Gretel at Grange Park Opera, Piacere's Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Royal Danish Opera, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 and Ravel’s Mallarme songs with the Sydney Symphony, Dido with the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican, and Mozart’s Requiem at the Gewandhaus Leipzig.


This season she makes her role debut as Fricka in the Singaporean premiere of Die Walküre, as well as performing Gluck’s Orfeo with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Fabio Biondi, a role she previously sang to critical acclaim at Scottish Opera, the title role in Charpentier’s Médée with Pinchgut Opera, Sydney, Mozart’s Requiem with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, in addition to recitals at the Oxford Lieder and London Handel festivals.


Caitlin Hulcup is Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London and a visiting academic to the University of Melbourne.