Caroline Taylor graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with Distinction, winning the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for Singing of Strauss. A keen performer of Czech repertoire, she won the 2021 Emmy Destinn Award for Czech Opera and Song and played the title role in HGO’s 2022 production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen.
Praised for her ‘glittering soprano’ (The Times), Caroline now enjoys a performance schedule alongside other work. This summer, she makes her role debut as La Musica in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at Longborough Festival Opera. Further credits include Asteria/Tamerlano (Cambridge Handel Opera), Adina/The Elixir of Love (Duchy Opera; King’s Head Theatre), Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi (RNCM Opera) and Kate/The Yeomen of the Guard at the Grange Festival, where Caroline also jumped in to sing Asteria to considerable acclaim. Concert highlights include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at the Bridgewater Hall and solo performances at Wigmore Hall and Oxford Lieder.
Prior to her musical studies, Caroline completed an MA (Hons) in French, Italian and Spanish at the University of St Andrews, and received the Cedric Thorpe Davie Memorial Prize for outstanding musical contribution.