CAROLINE MODIBA, soprano
Caroline is a South African Soprano who has recently completed training with the National Opera Studio. She did her Postgraduate studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire, taking voice lessons with Helen Field. She completed a three year opera course for young artists with the Black Tie Ensemble opera company in South Africa and later got accepted in their studio. While with the Black Tie Ensemble, she performed the roles of Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Violetta in La Traviata, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi.
Caroline then joined the Cape Town Opera Studio in 2013. While with the Cape Town Opera company she performed the roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni conducted by Professor Kamal Khan, directed by Matthew Wild, Clara and Strawberry woman in Porgy and Bess which she performed in Barcelona/Spain and Bordeaux/France in 2014 and understudied the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. She won the first prize at the ATKV Musiqanto national competition and she was awarded second prize at the Voices of the Nation’s competition held in South Africa annually. In 2015 she was a finalist in the Belvedere International Competition held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Caroline was awarded a Royal Overseas League (South African) Prize in March 2016. She is the first prize winner of the Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize and the first prize winner of the Mario Lanza Opera Prize 2016. She performed the role of Savitri in the opera Savitri by Holst conducted by Fraser Goulding, directed by Michael Barry. She performed the soprano part in the Verdi Requiem presented by the Conservatoire in 2016.
With the National Opera Studio, she has learned the roles of Elvira from I Puritani by Bellini and Micaela from Carmen by Bizet. Caroline has performed in opera scenes with Opera North in Leeds, Scottish Opera in Glasgow and Welsh National Opera in Wales in collaboration with NOS. She has recently performed the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Headfirst Productions, during Autumn 2017.
She is covering the role of Clara in the next Porgy and Bess production by English National Opera and Dutch National Opera in Winter 2018/2019.