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Mezzo Soprano

Carolyn Sproulе

"whose star is deservedly on the rise"
- Opera News

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Marcin Kopec
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Anna Kovtun
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Biography Highlights

 
 

Current & Upcoming

Dorabella Così fan Tutte in Metropolitan Opera and English National Operathe title part of Carmen in Houston Grand Opera and Opera Hong Kong, Pauline Pique Dame in Des Moines Metro Opera, debut with San Diego Opera as La Ciesca Gianni Schicchi and La Zelatrice Suor AngelicaMissa Solemnis with Minnesota Orchestra.

 
 

Other engagements

The title role of Carmen at Pacific Opera Victoria, alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah at the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Olga Eugene Onegin in Opéra de Montréal, participation in The Magic Flute and Roberto Devereux in The Metropolitan Opera. Highlights of past seasons include Erika Vanessa at the Wexford Festival, Maddalena Rigoletto for Canadian Opera Company, Olga Eugene Onegin in Vancouver, Montreal, and Michigan Opera Theater, Emilia Otello at the Canadian Opera Company.  

 
 

Education

Ms. Sproule is a graduate of The Juilliard School (BM 2010), and Rice University (MM 2012). She furthered her training in the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Merola Opera Program, Wolf Trap Opera (Filene Young Artist), Aspen Opera Theater, and at The Banff Centre. She is a winner of a 2019 George London award, the Marcello Giordani memorial prize in the 2019 Premiere Opera Foundation Competition, as well as a recipient of career grants from the Jacqueline Desmarais foundation, HGO studio, Wolf Trap Opera, and Merola. 

 
 

Portraits

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Deh! Proteggimi o Dio...

Bellini

Deh! Proteggimi o Dio...

Bellini

Carmen

Bizet

Carmen

Bizet

Olga's Aria

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Olga's Aria

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

 

Reviews & Press

 
 

Opera Vancouver - Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Olga

Mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule was breathtaking as Olga. Her voice lush and dark, and phenomenally powerful, even at her lowest range. As one of the few non-Russian principals, one would think she’d be at a disadvantage, but her diction was so flawless, that a native Russian speaker in attendance was amazed that it wasn’t her first language. I hope this role becomes a staple in her repertoire.
 

- Melissa Ratcliff , Schmopera

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Canadian Opera Company - Verdi - Rigoletto - Maddalena

Carolyn Sproule, a Canadian mezzo-soprano who has done most of her training and performing in the US made her COC debut as Maddalena, sister of the nefarious assassin-for-hire, Sparafucile. She served notice with her sizeable, rich tone and striking presence.
 

- Gianmarco Segato , Opera Canada

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Wexford Festival Opera - Barber - Vanessa - Erika

The best of the opera was mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule as Erika. Both vocally and theatrically she gave a flawless performance. Her voice is attractive, and she sings with great expressiveness. Ms. Sproule definitely has a career ahead of her. 
 

- José M. Irurzun , Seen and Heard International

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There was much to enjoy from all five soloists, but it was mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule as Erika who stole the show. Possessing a mellifluous voice, Sproule transported us to a higher realm with her wisps of pianissimo hovering in the air while her tortured exclamations of Act II, as she learns that Anatol is engaged to Vanessa, cut us to the quick. It was her characterization that was so impressive. Sproule delved into the very soul of Erika, showing a convincing transition between the dreamy idealism of the start to the insightful, if thwarted, sexual realism as the opera progresses
 

- Andrew Larkin , Bachtrack

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