Carolyn Sproule

Mezzo-soprano, Canada

Canadian mezzo-soprano native of Montréal, Carolyn Sproule is a graduate of The Julliard School (BM 2010), and Rice University (MM 2012). She also furthered her training with residencies at The Banff Centre, Aspen Opera Theatre, Merola Opera Program of San Francisco, Wolf Trap Opera (Filene Young Artist), and the Houston Grand Opera Studio.

At Houston Grand Opera, Ms. Sproule sang the role of Orlofsky in performances of Die Fledermaus, Zulma in L’italiana in Algeri, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Countess Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Mercédès in Carmen, and Vlasta in The Passenger, the latter a role that she reprised at The Lincoln Center Festival.

Filene Young Artist for the summer 2013 and 2014 at Wolf Trap Opera, she performed as Meg Page in Falstaff and Sesto Pompeo in Händel’s Giulio Cesare.

In 2014 Carolyn had her company debut at Metropolitan Opera as Sandmännchen in Hänsel und Gretel, then she has been invited back by Metropolitan in 2015 for Il trovatore and in 2016 for Salome by R. Strauss, as well as to cover such roles as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and Olga in Evgenij Onegin.

In the symphonic field, she sang Beethoven’y 9th Symphony at Aspen Music Festival, Händel’s Messiah with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra and with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Mahler's 3rd Symphony with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra.

LATEST PERFORMANCES: Evgenij Onegin (Olga) at Vancouver Opera; Rigoletto (Maddalena) at Canadian Opera of Toronto; New Year’s Concert at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto; Thais (cover for Myrtale) at Metropolitan New York; Carmen (title role) at Lake Area Music Festival; Un ballo in maschera (Ulrica) at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari; Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (Erika) at Wexford Festival, her debut in Europe; Rigoletto (Maddalena) at Vancouver Opera,

FORTHCOMING PROJECTS: Rigoletto (Maddalena) at Opéra de Montréal; Evgenij Onegin (Olga) at Michigan Opera Theatre; Das Rheingold (Flosshilde) at Opéra de Montréal; Verdi’s Otello (cover for Emilia) and Falstaff (cover for Meg) at Metropolitan New York; Verdi’s Otello (Emilia) at Canadian Opera of Toronto; Evgenij Onegin (Olga) at Opéra de Montréal and at San Diego Opera.