Canadian soprano, Carolyn Beaudoin, holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Performance from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Performance and Artist Diploma from McGill University.
Recent season highlights include the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera McGill), La Fée in Cendrillon (South Ottawa Performing Arts Collaborative) and Jonathas in Charpentier's David et Jonathas (Compagnie baroque Mont-Royal). She has covered the title role in Dido and Aeneas and Girl in the North American premiere of James Garner's East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon (Opera McGill: Lisl Wirth Black Box Binge Opera Festival). Carolyn has also appeared as the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah, Pergolesi's Magnificat, Fauré's Requiem, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Vivaldi's Gloria, Bach's Cantata BWV 140, and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb.
Equally committed to performing contemporary music, Carolyn especially enjoys collaborating with composers on work premieres. Previous programming selections also include works by Peter Tiefenbach, John Gordon Armstrong, Libby Larsen, Tom Cipullo, and Richard Pearson Thomas, among others. Previous new music endeavours also include extended vocal techniques, microtonality and instrumental multiphonics.
Recognized for her artistic potential and excellence, Carolyn was recently named a finalist in the Wirth Vocal Prize Competition (McGill University), the Brian Law Opera Competition (National Capital Opera Society), a national finalist in the Concours Voix Nouvelles (Le Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique, France), and a Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques (Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20).
Carolyn is an alumna of several respected training programs, including the Toronto Summer Music Festival, Saint Andrews Opera Workshop, the Victory Conservatory of Music Baroque Summer Academy, and the Vancouver International Song Institute.
She currently studies under the direction of Aline Kutan, Michael McMahon, and Stephen Hargreaves.
When Carolyn isn’t performing, you can find her working as a freelance digital content consultant, at the lake, or road tripping on back country roads in her little red car.