Caroline Vercoe gives a towering performance in the title role...she is as talented an actress as she is singer; in superb voice she fills the house with glorious passionate sound...
Caroline Vercoe's passionate and strongly vocal Iphigenie took the vocal honours...
Caroline is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Queensland Conservatorium. She won numerous awards and scholarships and was a finalist in three major operatic competitions which allowed her to continue training in London and New York and complete intensive language studies in Italy and Germany.
For Opera Australia Caroline has performed Olga in Eugene Onegin, Mercedes in Carmen, Inez in Il Trovatore, Mayors Wife in Jenufa, Mother Jeanne in Dialogue of the Carmelites, Lady in Waiting in Simon Boccanegra, Russian Nanny in Death in Venice
For Melbourne Opera she has performed the Title Role in Carmen and also Mercedes, the Title Role in Fidelio, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Martha in Faust, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Flora in La Traviata, Anna in Maria Stuarda, Venus in Tannhauser (cover)
For Lyric Opera of Melbourne roles include the Title Role in Iphigenie en Tauride, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Ma Moss in The Tender Land, Mrs Chase in Stella by Marshal Hall.
For Victorian Opera Caroline covered The Title Role in Xerxes.
For Ozopera roles include Mrs Chiffle/Narrator in Midnite for both the Adelaide and Melbourne festivals and Control/Pythia in Software touring metropolitan Melbourne and Scotland and Northern Ireland. Also in Scotland Caroline performed the role of Arnalta in The Coronation of Popea for the Caithness summer music Festival.
Other roles include: Reporter/Church Lady in Pecan Summer for Short Black Opera in both Adelaide and the Sydney Opera House. Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking at the Sydney State Theatre. Marcellina in The Marrage of Figaro touring throughout China for the Australian International Touring Opera. Katisha in the Mikado and Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance for Promac/Laprima touring throughout Australia.
On the concert platform Caroline has been a soloist for the Tasmanian,Darwin and Sydney Symphony Orchestras performing the Mezzo solo in Verdi's Requiem at the SOH, Handel's Messiah DSO, Rossini's Petite Messe Solemelle for Gloiana, Rossini's Stabat Mater for VYO, Karl Jenkins Stabat Mater for FSO, Haydn's Mass in Time of War for EC and Juliette in Berlioz's Romeo e Juliette for WSO.
Caroline is a sought after recitalist,she has performed Beethoven's Ah Perfido throughout China with the AITO, Wagner's Wessendonk lieder and Britten's Cabaret Songs for the Sir Ruphert Hammer recital series and Respighi's Il Tramonto for the Winter Music in the Valley series. Caroline has performed in diverse and unique venues, from a Wagner recital in Melbourne's laneways and a Verdi birthday celebration in a city gallery to an multi media event with Melbourne's award winning Particle Bloom where her voice was transformed into a 3D experience for GLOW festival 2016.
Caroline is the mezzo soloist for La Prima Opera a boutique chamber opera ensemble which has its base in Melbourne and regularly tours throughout Australia, most recently touring Encore directed by Stuart Maunder in NSW and Victoria.