Caitlin Wood, photo by Nanc Price

Caitlin Wood, Soprano

Pacific Opera Victoria
Annina in La traviata

February 2019


Caitlin Wood made her debut with Pacific Opera Victoria in the title role of the company's 2015 school tour production of Mary's Wedding. She returned as Ava in the world première production of Missing by Marie Clements and Brian Current, and in 2019 she performs the role of Annina in Verdi's La traviata.

Recent roles for the Alberta-born soprano include Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro with the Vancouver Opera Festival and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Adele in Die Fledermaus with Toronto Operetta Theatre. Concert engagements include Under the Stars with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Carmina Burana with the Okanagan Symphony and Finzi's Et in Terra Pax with Russell Braun and Ottawa Choral Society. Caitlin looks forward to her debut as Countess Adele in Rossini's Le Comte Ory with Edmonton Opera in 2019.

Caitlin grew up in St. Albert, Alberta where she quickly developed her love of music and performing. At Banff, she sang Despina in A Little too Cosy, Against the Grain Theatre's clever, updated version of Mozart's Così fan Tutte.

Caitlin graduated from Opera School at University of Toronto, receiving the Richard Bradshaw Graduate Fellowship in Opera. She is an alumnus of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program with Vancouver Opera, where she appeared as Frasquita in Carmen and Johanna in Sweeney Todd. Caitlin won the First Prize in the Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg McLellan Competition in 2016.

A graduate of the University of Toronto Opera School, Caitlin was the 2013 recipient of the Richard Bradshaw Graduate Fellowship in Opera.


 

Ava is performed by soprano Caitlin Wood with exquisite vulnerability as the young law student who is struggling to heal, beset by nightmares and flashbacks to inexplicable events.
Roberta Staley, The Whole Note, review of Missing world première production, 2017

The star of the evening was Caitlin Wood as Susanna, showing great comic flair and a flexible and attractive soubrette soprano, with a lower register that thrilled.
Harvey DeRoo, Vancouver Classical Music, review of Vancouver Opera's The Marriage of Figaro, 2017

Alberta-born soprano Wood makes this production sing. Her coquettish portrayal of the title role brims with fresh youthfulness and a coloratura voice that sparkles like a jewel. Wood is a fine actress as well, possessing both a knack for characterization as well as a natural gift for spontaneity with her fellow actors.
Winnipeg Free Press


 

January 2019