Caitlin Wood, soprano

in the press

AS GIULIETTA IN BELLINI'S
CAPULETTI E MONTECCHI WITH VOICEBOX: OPERA IN CONCERT –

"Caitlin Wood as Giulietta was a wonderful surprise... This gave Wood the opportunity to show off her beautiful legato line in a soaring voice that was never shrill. She grows in strength in her upper register and her ornamentation appears effortless"

– Paula Citron

 

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upcoming performances

SEPTEMBER 3 | 2017

Soprano Caitlin Wood is a guest soloist in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's annual "Symphony Under the Stars", a smorgasbord of musical favourites, capped off, as always with the roar of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture; Robert Bernhardt, conductor
www.edmontonsymphony.com

 

NOVEMBER 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 | 2017

Caitlin Wood stars with mezzo-soprano Marion Newman in the world premiere of Missing by composer Brian Current and and First Nations playwright Marie Clements. This music drama is created to give voice to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women;  Charles Barber, Music Director
www.cityoperavancouver.com

 

NOVEMBER 17, 19, 21, 22, 23 & 25 | 2017

Caitlin Wood stars with mezzo-soprano Marion Newman in Missing, presented by Pacific Opera Victoria at Baumann Centre; Timothy Long, Conductor
www.pov.bc.ca

 

DECEMBER 15 | 2017

Caitlin Wood is a guest soloist with Ottawa Choral Society in Finzi’s In Terra Pax with baritone Russell Braun; Jean-Sebastien Vallee, Conductor
www.ottawachoralsociety.com

 

FEBRUARY 3 | 2018

Caitlin Wood stars as Susanna, as Windsor Symphony presents a concert performance of Mozart’s beloved comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro; Conductor Robert Franz

www.windsorsymphony.com

 

MARCH 27 – APRIL 14 | 2018

Caitlin Wood joins the cast of the world premiere of The Overcoat, a musical tailoring with music by James Rolfe and libretto by director Morris Panych. Based on Gogol’s 19th century tale of a lowly office worker whose life is  turned upside down when he is robbed of his new overcoat, The Overcoat is a symphony of voices and movement, comedy and tragedy

www.canadianstage.com

 

APRIL 28 – MAY 12 | 2018

Caitlin Wood continues her performances of The Overcoat, presented by Vancouver Opera; Leslie Dala, Conductor

www.vancouveropera.com

 

 

 

reviews

As Ava in Missing with City Opera Vancouver –

"Ava is performed by soprano Caitlin Wood with exquisite vulnerability as the young law student"

– Roberta Staley, The Whole Note

 

As Mad Chorus 2 in The Overcoat

"Caitlin Wood, Magali Simard-Galdés, and Erica Iris Huang as the Mad Chorus sang their poignant melodies with skill and élan."

– Vancouver Classical Music  Harvey De Roo

 

As Susanna in Marriage of Fiagro with Vancouver Opera –

"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. The latter was most apparent in her moving rendition of ‘Deh vieni, non tardar’ in Act 4."

– Harvey Deroo, Vancouver Classical Music

 

"Wood is an absolutely vibrant Susannah, with a clear, sweet voice, just a touch of young sensuality, and enough girl-power attitude to keep her interesting."

– Jessica Werb, The Georgia Straight

 

As Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Edmonton Opera –

"Caitlin Wood had more to sing, and used every opportunity to reinforce her character’s obtuse egotism with decibels galore and broad comedic gestures."

– Bill Rankin, Opera Canada

 

As Giulietta in Bellini's Capuletti e Montecchi with Voicebox: Opera in Concert –

"Caitlin Wood as Giulietta was a wonderful surprise... This gave Wood the opportunity to show off her beautiful legato line in a soaring voice that was never shrill. She grows in strength in her upper register and her ornamentation appears effortless"

– Paula Citron

 

As Despina in A Little To Cozy with Against the Grain Theatre –

"Soprano Caitlin Wood is Despina, A Little Too Cozy’s nimble, no-nonsense talent relations manager. This is a remarkable voice endowed with impressive agility and range... Wood turns in a performance of great appeal. Add her crisp coloratura and a scene-stealer is born."

– Ian Ritchie, OperaGoTo.com

 

"Her voice covers an astounding range with an even, clean, well-produced tone and the timbre is just perfect for coloratura fireworks. I want to hear her Lucia. I was excited from the get-go to see her do this role, but she exceeded any possible expectations I had ever had."

– Greg Finney, Schmopera.com

 

"...Caitlin Wood’s Despina, the TV handler of the two women contestants, almost stole the show. Wood was as fine an actress as she was a singer, and who made of her Despina an extremely full characterization.”

– Robert Harris, The Globe & Mail

 

As Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Vancouver Opera –

“Among the standouts, as Johanna, soprano Caitlin Wood suitably, sings like a bird”

– Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight

 

“Caitlin Wood, an alumna of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program, was charming in the ingenue role of Todd’s daughter. ”

– David Gordon Duke, The Vancouver Sun

 

“Rocco Rupolo and Caitlin Wood impressed as the young romantic couple, their full lyric voices only occasionally overwhelming their clichéd storyline. ”

– Kevin W Ng, Bachtrack.com

 

As Frasquita in Carmen with Vancouver Opera –

“Frasquita (Caitlin Wood)... was colourfully and adroitly filled”

– Robert Jordan, Opera Canada

 

“Caitlin Wood was excellent as Frasquita, singing with great verve and stage presence”

– Harvey de Roo, Vancouver Classical Music

 

As Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Dry Cold Productions –

“But by then I'd already been sucked in, and I wasn't leaving the theatre until I knew exactly how it all ended. (Besides which, Cait Wood's gorgeous voice gave me chills).”

– Chandra Mayor, CBC Manitoba Scene

 

As Patience in Patience with the G&S Society of Winnipeg –

“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. Her classic Act 2 aria ‘Love is a Plaintive Song’ was a standout.”

– Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press

 

Opera NOUVA Vocal Arts Festival –

“Anyone who heard Cait Wood sing at Bellerose High’s past musicals Les Miserables and West Side Story were sure she’d reach stellar heights... Artistic director Kim Mattice Wanat said Wood was accepted into the auditioned program for various reasons. She has very proficient technical skills. What separated Cait from the others was that she was really committed to artistic expression. You feel the heart in her aria instead of just responding to the beauty of the voice.”

– Anna Morowiecki, St. Albert Gazette

 

As Mabel in Pirates of Penzance with the G&S Society of Winnipeg –

“While everyone in the cast did a terrific job, putting their full efforts into their parts, some of the major players were especially strong. The biggest surprise was powerful little Cait Wood as Mabel, whose standout soprano voice has a carrying ability and vibrato quality not unlike Winnipeg's own Tracy Dahl. She literally bubbles over throughout her part, exuding enthusiasm, love and appropriate girlish glee -- but that voice is something else.”

– Gwenda Nemrofsky, Winnipeg Free Press