In the 2016-2017 season, Canadian mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule returns to The Metropolitan Opera for her third consecutive season to sing the Page in Salome and to cover Olga in Eugene Onegin. She also makes her European debut singing Erika in Samuel Barber's Vanessa at the Wexford Festival and subsequently her Italian debut at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, and later debuts the role of Carmen at the Lakes Area Summer Music Festival. Highlights of past seasons include the role of Inez in Il Trovatore and Sandman in Hansel and Gretel at The Metropolitan Opera as well as covering assignments in Le Nozze di Figaro, The Death of Klinghoffer, Manon, and Cavalleria Rusticana. Highlights of the 2015-2016 season included debuts with Vancouver Opera as Maddalena in Rigoletto and Opéra de Montréal as the Third Maid in Elektra and alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Minnesota Orchestra as well as the alto soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Aspen Music Festival.
As a resident of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Ms. Sproule sang the role of Orlofsky in performances of Die Fledermaus, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Countess Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Mercédès in Carmen, Zulma in L'Italiana in Algeri, Third Lady in The Magic Flute, and Vlasta in the US premiere of The Passenger which she reprised at The Lincoln Center Festival.
Ms. Sproule also furthered her training with residencies at the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera where she was featured in Postcard from Morocco. During the summers of 2013 and 2014 she was a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera where she sang Meg Page in Falstaff, a recital with Steven Blier, and Sesto in Giulio Cesare.
Ms. Sproule is a native of Montréal, Canada and is a graduate of The Juilliard 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, Wolf Trap Opera (Filene Young Artist), and the Houston Grand Opera Studio.
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