captivating tone

After moving to the Netherlands to continue her operatic and early music studies, Caroline soon found herself immersed in the European concert scene. She frequently performs with various award-winning early music ensembles, such as the Bremer Barockorchester, Los Temperamentos, and The Muses’ Fellow. She has also established herself in the modern music scene and for premiering new compositions, like Wertmüller’s Palimpsest.

BORN AND RAISED IN AUGUSTA, GA,

AT THE AGE OF 16 SHE HAD HER OPERAtic DEBUT WITH TWO PRODUCTIONS ON THE SAME NIGHT

as the title role of Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Grammy Signature School John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and The Page in Verdi’s Rigoletto with the Augusta Opera.

She 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 received a degree in operatic and early music studies at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Caroline then moved to Rome to study at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Opera Studio under the instruction of Renata Scotto and Anna Vandi. Caroline received her Master's Degree in Opera from the Hochschüle für Musik Detmold. Throughout her studies, she has had the privilege of participating in masterclasses and private lessons with legendary sopranos such as Renata Scotto, Cheryl Studer, Montserrat Caballé, Helen Donath, Laura Claycomb, and Helen Kwon.

Highlights of her operatic roles include 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, The Vixen from Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with the Trentino Music Festival, Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold with the Hamburg Kammeroper’s Theater für Kinder and Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Theater Osnabrück. In 2019 she recorded Jery und Bätely an unknown opera by Finnish-German composer Ingeborg von Bronsart with The Naxos Music Group.

Highlights on the concert stages include performances of excerpts from Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion alongside the Bundesjugendballet at esteemed venues like the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Konzerthaus Berlin.

Last year marked her debut at the Hamburg Staatsoper, collaborating with the Bundesjugendballet, and her premiere at the Elbphilharmonie, performing with the Latin-American early music ensemble Los Temperamentos. She regularly performs across Germany with early music ensembles and orchestras, including the Bremer Barockorchester, Los Temperamentos, and The Muses’ Fellows. Additionally, she has ventured into the contemporary realm of classical music, notably premiering Michael Wertmüller’s Palimpsest at the stARTfestival hosted by Bayer Kultur and performing for the 10th anniversary of Christop Muscat's Stabat Mater in Valetta, Malta.

Caroline Bruker has had the honor of performing across Europe, Asia, the United States, South Africa, and Australia.