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Prof. PhD Caitlin Hulcup

short vita

Australian born Caitlin Hulcup studied violin and chamber music before taking postgraduate vocal studies in Melbourne. As winner of several awards and competitions, she took up a scholarship to the National Opera Studio in London and soon after made her European debut at the Vienna State Opera.

Her core repertoire includes major Strauss, Rossini, Mozart and Handel roles performed at international opera houses, among them Octavian / Der Rosenkavalier for Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bolshoi Opera Moscow and NCPA Beijing; Rosina / Il barbiere di Siviglia and Dorabella / Così fan tutte for Vienna State Opera; Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni at Palau de les Arts Valencia and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Idamante / Idomeneo for Teatro Nacional de São Carlo Lisbon and Sesto / La clemenza di Tito in Tapei. She appeared as Handel’s Ariodante for Theater an der Wien, Teatro Real Madrid, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Scottish Opera, Festival Solo dei Gloria Braunschweig and Barbican Theatre London and made her US debut at the Kennedy Center Washington as Radamisto in the opera of the same name. She also sang as Penelope / Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Aristeus / Orpheus and Arbaces / Artaxerses for Royal Opera House Covent Garden;  Iseult / Le vin herbé for Welsh National Opera;  Il Piacere / Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at Det Kongelige Teater Copenhagen; Diana / La Calisto at La Monnaie Brussels as well as Hänsel / Hänsel und Gretel for Opera Grange Park and Opera Queensland; Calbo / Maometto II for Garsington Opera and Carmen at Mikhailovski Theatre St Petersburg. Further roles include Griselda / Griselda, Orfeo / Orfeo ed Euridice, Dido / Dido and Aeneas, Iphigénie / Iphigénie en Tauride, Romeo / I Capuleti e i Montecchi. She made her Wagnerian debut as Fricka / Die Walküre at Esplanade Singapore in 2020.

Caitlin has worked with many distinguished conductors; Zubin Mehta, Franz Welser-Möst, Daniele Gatti, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbch, Alain Altinoglu, Yves Abel, René Jacobs, Christophe Rousset, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Michel Plasson, Frans Brüggen, Fabio Biondi, Christian Curnyn, Richard Egarr, William Christie, Alan Curtis, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Mark Wigglesworth, Edo de Waart and Paul McCreesh among them.

In concert she has appeared worldwide on stages including Sydney Opera House, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musiikkitalo Helsinki, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Royal Albert Hall, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Usher Hall Edinburgh, Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona, Gulbenkian Lisboa. Caitlin also regularly appears in Lieder and Festival recitals. Many of her performances have been broadcast and published on CD and DVD.

Caitlin began to teach singing privately early in her performing career.  She has a PhD in Voice from the University of Melbourne and was on the Vocal Faculty at the Royal Academy of Music from 2017–2020. Caitlin Hulcup begins teaching as a Professor at the Universität der Künste in summer semester 2021.