Alberta-born Caitlin Wood has been making a name for herself in the vocal performance community throughout Canada, particularly in the world of opera. It’s been quite a coup for the music division at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus to have been able to arrange for Ms. Wood to present a vocal masterclass at Augustana Campus!
Caitlin received her Masters of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto, and gained attention as Joanna in Sweeney Todd while a member of Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program. She appears in operas throughout Canada and performs in concert halls as a solo artist and with symphony orchestras. She began this season in Pacific Opera Victoria’s Il Trittico, reprising the role of Ava in the company’s touring production of Missing. Upcoming performances for Caitlin include the lead role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide, both with Edmonton Opera, as well as “Topsy‐Turvy”, a concert of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites, with Chorus Niagara and Niagara Symphony. She has an interesting personal connection to Augustana in that she was the voice protegé of Augustana’s professor Ardelle Ries for several years as a young student at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music (now MacEwan University Conservatory of Music) in Edmonton.
Caitlin has been described as “absolutely vibrant”, showing “great comic flair” in comedic roles, and displaying “exquisite vulnerability” and sensitivity in others. Mark Morris called Caitlin’s recent Comtesse Adele “the standout performance of the evening” in Edmonton Opera’s Le Comte Ory.
Masterclass participants are vocal majors in Augustana’s Bachelor of Music program. An invitation has been extended to the general public, as well as all voice teachers and students in the Camrose area and in the Augustana and Community Conservatory music programs. There is no charge for admission. The audience will be treated to several arias, performed by Caitlin, and will observe her coaching student performers.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this burgeoning opera star and listen to her performances at the Augustana Campus!
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7 to 9 pm
Fatih & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus
This is a free public event, all are welcome.
For further information call the Augustana Fine Arts Office at 780-679-1532.