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Carolyn Sproule

Mezzo-soprano

As Carmen, HGO studio alumna Carolyn Sproule combined unshakeable confidence and irresistible charisma with a dark, luscious sound. The Canadian mezzo clearly relished the role.

Gregory Barnett, Opera News

Samuel Ramey, Bass

Carolyn Sproule

Mezzo-soprano
Samuel Ramey, Bass

Carolyn Sproule

Mezzo-soprano

Acclaimed for her “irresistible charisma and dark luscious sound…whose star is deservedly on the rise” (Opera News), Canadian mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule has received international acclaim for her performances around the world. Sproule has been seen on stages throughout the United States and Europe including at The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Canadian Opera Company, and with Houston Grand Opera, where she is an alum of the renowned Houston Grand Opera Studio. Synonymous with the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, Ms. Sproule has been heard as the vivacious gypsy with Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Hong Kong, Savonlinna Opera Festival, and for Houston Grand Opera where she was praised as “…astonishing…She commands the stage and you can’t take your eyes off her – or your ears.” (Houston Press)

Sproule debuted at The Metropolitan Opera in 2015 as the Sandman in the acclaimed Richard Jones production of Hansel and Gretel and has since returned to The Met singing Dorabella in Phelim McDermott’s Coney Island production of Così fan Tutte conducted by Harry Bicket, as well as Ines (Il Trovatore), Page (Salome), and Third Lady (The Magic Flute). In addition, Ms. Sproule has been on the Met roster for their productions of Falstaff, Otello, Thais, Eugene Onegin, Le Nozze di Figaro, The Death of Klinghoffer, Manon, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pique Dame, and Madama Butterfly. Additionally, she has a long

Additional recent performances include Carmen with Reno Philharmonic, Pobehlice in Janacek’s From the House of the Dead and Varva in Kát’a Kabanovaá for Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Stéphano in Romeo et Juliette for Savonlinna Opera Festival. She was also heard at the Wexford Festival as Erika in Barber’s Vanessa, for which she received rave reviews and was named the favorite singer of the festival.

In her already illustrious career, Sproule has worked with a renowned collection of conductors and directors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Patrick Summers, Sir Andrew Davis, Harry Bicket, Robert Spano, Marco Armiliato, Richard Jones, Andrea Breth, Sir David Pountney, Krzysztof Warlikowski, and Rob Ashford. 

A native of Montréal, Canada, Sproule is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Rice University and has participated in residencies at the Merola Opera Program, Wolf Trap Opera (Filene Young Artist), the HGO Studio, Aspen Opera Theater, and 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 and is a recipient of grants from the Jacqueline Desmarais foundation, HGO Studio, Wolf Trap Opera, and Merola. 

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