American Coloratura Soprano, Caroline Bruker, received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina USA. In 2008 she moved to the Netherlands, where she continued her operatic and early music studies at the Royal Conservatoire in the The Hague. After graduating from the Conservatoire, Caroline studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Opera Studio in Rome under the instruction of Renata Scotto and participated in masterclasses with Cheryl Studer, Montserrat Caballé and Helen Donath. Caroline recently received her Masters Degree in Opera from the Hochschüle für Musik Detmold, where she sang the roles of Blondchen from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus Serail, Zerbinetta from Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and Miss Havisham from Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night.
As a concert singer Caroline Bruker has performed with multiple orchestras and international festivals throughout Europe, the Middle East, the USA, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Her repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary, such as Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien performed at the Konzerthalle Bamberg to Steve Reich’s Desert Music performed at De Doelen in Rotterdam. Her recurring performances include Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Faure’s Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
In the summer of 2014 she premiered a new English version of The Vixen from Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with the Trentino Music Festival in Mezzano, Italy. Last year she debuted with the Hamburg Kammeroper’s Theater für Kinder singing Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold.
Caroline Bruker is currently singing at Theater Osnabrück as Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
“An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.“
In the Spotlight
Caroline is known for her charming and vibrant soprano timbre, as well as her versatile acting abilities. She has been seen recently performing the roles of Papagena, Zerbinetta and Miss Havisham.
What are people saying?
“Caroline Bruker as Papagena delivers her lively soprano spirit onstage…”
(translated from German)
“Caroline Bruker sings delightfully and races as a childish-loving Freia with a scooter around the stage… ” (translated from German)
Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night
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“…the role of Miss Aurelia Havisham, in addition to an expressive soprano voice, also requires a tremendous performance. Caroline Bruker has both to offer. And this with such difficult music, even without a human voice, describes the madness: atonal, chromatic, dissonant…” (translated from German)
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