Australian mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup made her Royal Opera debut in 2009 as Arbaces (Artaxerxes) and has since sung Aristeus (Rossi’s Orpheus) at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe.
Hulcup initially trained as a violinist before studying singing at the Victorian College of the Arts and the National Opera Studio. She made her operatic debut with West Australian Opera in 2000 as Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and has since sung roles including Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for the company. Engagements elsewhere include Enrichetta (I puritani), Rosina and Dorabella (Così fan tutte) for Vienna State Opera, Alceste (Admeto) for Theater an der Wien, Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) for Maggio Musicale, the Bolshoi Theatre and in Beijing, Donna Elvira for the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Ariodante for Scottish Opera, Meg Page (Falstaff) and Cesare (Catone in Utica) for Théâtre des Champs-Elysees, Diana/Il destino (La Calisto) for La Monnaie, Brussels, Calbo (Maometto II) and Idamante (Idomeneo) for Garsington Opera, Sesto (La clemenza di Tito) with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and Cyrus (Belshazzar) with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie on tour in France, the UK and Spain.
Hulcup’s performances in concert include the Missa solemnis with Martin Haselböck and the Wiener Akademie, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel and at the BBC Proms and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with Peter Oundjian and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Her recordings include Belshazzar for Les Arts Florissants Editions label.
Mark Milhofer and Caitlin Hulcup in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Caitlin Hulcup in Orpheus
Graeme Broadbent and Caitlin Hulcup in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Christian Curnyn, Keith Warner, Caitlin Hulcup in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Louise Alder, Verena Gunz and Caitlin Hulcup in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Caitlin Hulcup and Louise Alder in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe