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 to Pacific Opera for the role of Ava in the 2017 world première production of Missing by Marie Clements and Brian Current and as Annina in Verdi’s La traviata. During the 2019/20 season, Caitlin appears as the lover in Il tabarro and Alms Sister in Suor Angelica as part of Pacific Opera’s company première of Puccini’s Il trittico. Caitlin will also reprise her role as Ava in Missing, when the opera is remounted in Victoria, Regina, and Prince George.
Recent roles for the Alberta-born soprano include Countess Adele in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory with Edmonton Opera; Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro with the Vancouver Opera Festival and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra; Adele in Die Fledermaus with Toronto Operetta Theatre; and the world premiere of The Overcoat, a co-production of Tapestry Opera, Canadian Stage and Vancouver Opera.
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 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 the University of Toronto Opera School, receiving the Richard Bradshaw Graduate Fellowship in Opera. She is an alumna 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.
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.
The Whole Note, review of Missing, Pacific Opera Victoria and City Opera Vancouver, 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 The Marriage of Figaro, Vancouver Opera, 2017