Grammy nominated soprano Caroline Worra has been hailed by David Shengold at Opera News as "a serious artist destined for international stages." Alex Ross at The New Yorker calls Caroline "a new soprano powerhouse" and Beckmesserschmitt at Opera-L claims that "she has precisely the same magical quality that Sills had." Caroline is known for her elegant vocal technique combined with an intense dramatic stage craft. Reviewers rave "she has an ability to impact audiences in ways they don't easily forget."
Caroline Worra has sung over 50 different operatic roles including 20 World, American, and Regional Premieres and several demo recordings. She was internationally acclaimed for her performances of Jenny in The Mines of Sulphur (Grammy nominated CD for Best Opera Recording) and as the title role for The Greater Good; Passion of Boule de Suif (Opera News and New York Times pick for one of the top classical CDs of the year).
Ms. Worra has worked with over 20 opera companies including The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Lyric Opera, Dallas Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and six seasons at both Glimmerglass Opera and New York City Opera. Caroline performed on two U.S. National Tours with San Francisco's Merola/Western Opera Theatre singing Violetta in LaTraviata and Rosalinda in DieFledermaus. She gave a debut recital at Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall) and performed on the main stage of Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist in Britten's Spring Symphony, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and Orff's Carmina Burana. Overseas she has performed as Anne True Love in The Rake's Progress at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Sicily and Jenny in The Mines of Sulphur at The Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland (winner of The 2009 Best Opera of Ireland Award).
Caroline is a recipient of the Shoshana Foundation/Richard F. Gold Career Grant and has a Doctor of Music degree in vocal performance from Indiana University.
UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS: Older Alyce in Glory Denied - REGIONAL PREMIERE with Fort Worth Opera; The Long Walk - American Lyric Theatre Workshop in NYC; Biennale - WORLD PREMIERE in Philadelphia; Abigail in Lizzie Borden - WORLD PREMIERE with Boston Lyric Opera; Embedded/Buried Alive - WORLD PREMIERE with Fargo-Mooreheard Opera; Euridice in Philip Glass' Orphee with Pittsburgh Opera.