Soprano Caitlin Wood grew up in St. Albert, Alberta, graduated in 2013 from Opera School at The University of Toronto, and in 2016 won First Prize at the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg McLellan Competition. While a member of Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program, Caitlin sang Johanna in their Mainstage production of Sweeney Todd, Frasquita in Carmen and Laurette in the Young Artist Performance of Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle. Recent highlights for Caitlin include Mary in Pacific Opera Victoria’s touring production of Mary’s Wedding and Carmina Burana with Okanagan Symphony. As Despina in Against the Grain Theatre’s updated A Little Too Cozy Caitlin “almost stole the show”. This season, Caitlin received the Mary Morrison Scholarship to participate in IRCPA’s Sondra Radvanovsky Encounter, debuted with Edmonton Opera as Clorinda in La Cenerentola, and starred as Susanna in Vancouver Opera Festival’s Marriage of Figaro.
Q&A with Caitlin:
When you’re not singing (or cycling), where will we find you?
Hiking, drinking yummy coffee on a patio, colouring in postcards to send to friends and family.
Which opera character is most like you?
Susanna from Le Nozze di Figaro. Like me she believes love and goodness will always prevail, but always with a hefty helping of sass and chutzpah!!
What’s the most embarrassing song on your phone?
Grace Kelly by MIKA. Sometimes you just need some happy Euro Pop to start your day 🙂