Caroline Blair is a soprano from Manchester currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Marie Vassiliou and Christopher Glynn, where she received a Leverhulme Centenary Scholarship. She is the winner of the 2021 Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Prize.
In 2020, Caroline portrayed Kate Warner in The Agency at Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival. During 2022, she was a Waterperry Opera Young Artist in the chorus of Marriage of Figaro and a Ryedale Festival young artist as Galatea in Acis and Galatea. Other operatic roles include Cis – Albert Herring with Paul Robinson and Foxcub/Hen – The Cunning Little Vixen with Phil Sunderland (Royal Academy Opera). Recent song engagements include: Sechs Lieder by Clara Schumann at the Academy’s Seen and Heard Festival and Italienisches Liederbuch by Wolf for the Transcending Borders series associated with the Royal Academy of Music.
As an Academy Baroque Soloist, Caroline has performed the St. John Passion – Bach and Ad Membra Nostri – Buxtehude, under the batons of Philippe Herreweghe and John Butt. She was Young Artist at the Vache Baroque Festival performing in the well-received Paradise and Pandemonium Concert. She has also taken masterclasses from acclaimed artists Angelika Kirschschlager, Toby Spence and Kathryn Rudge.