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"Compelling" - NY TIMES

 

 

"Electrifying" - Wall Street Journal

 

"A name to remember"
    - LA TIMES
 

 
 

AUGUSTA CASO

 

mezzo-soprano

 

About Augusta

 

Hailed by the LA Times as “mysteriously smoldering…a name to remember,” mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso is becoming known for her “silken…beguiling mezzo” and “fine subtle acting” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle). In 2016-2017, Ms. Caso made her debut with the Center for Contemporary Opera (NYC) as Anaïs Nin in a double-bill of Andriessen’s Anaïs Nin and Odysseus’ Women; the New York Times called her “compelling…Ms. Caso’s acting and her expressive, poignant singing combined for a courageous performance.” She then made her European debut in the same role at the Musiekgebouw aant’IJ in Amsterdam, which the Volkskrant termed “a star role” and which earned her a nomination for the Schaunard award in the Netherlands.

Additionally this season, Ms. Caso performs the role of Gilade in Vivaldi’s Farnace at the Spoleto Festival, USA, conducted by David Bates and directed by Garry Hynes. She sings the roles of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Hélène in La Belle Hélène at Opera North; Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites with Resonanz Opera; covers the role of Suzuki and sings Mère Jeanne in Dialogues at Sarasota Opera; and sings Dorabella in Divaria Productions’ (NYC) Così fan tutte. Ms. Caso sings with the Ars Musica Chorale (NJ) as the alto soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and performs the alto solos in the Reading Choral Society’s Messiah (PA). In 2018 she makes her LA Operadebut in Getty’s Usher House / Canterville Ghost as Child Roderick/First Twin, also performing these roles with the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York in the fall of 2017.

In 2015-2016, Ms. Caso sang Prince Charming in Cendrillon with Utopia Opera; the title role in Cenerentola with Opera on Tap (NY); the cover of Mercédès in Carmen as an Emerging Artist with St. Petersburg Opera (FL); and performed Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra; Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with the South Shore Symphony; and Handel’s Messiah with the Winston-Salem Symphony. Augusta was a finalist in Annapolis Opera’s Competition and winner of the Adrienne Goldberg Study award. She joined Caramoor’s Bel Canto Young Artist program as an Apprentice Artist in Katonah, NY in summer 2016.

Ms. Caso’s 2014-2015 season included role debuts as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Regina Opera (Brooklyn, NY); Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with Bronx Opera; the title role in Carmen with Regina Opera; and Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette with Maryland Lyric Opera. She also sang with Divaria Productions in the creation of a new production about Isabella Colbran-Rossini. Additional operatic roles have included Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea; Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito; and Johanna in Sweeney Todd. Augusta received her Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and her Master of Music from theUniversity of Oklahoma, where she was the recipient of a Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts Opera Fellowship. Augusta grew up in Phoenix, Maryland and studies with Andrea DelGiudice.

Download Ms. Caso's bioresumé, and headshot here.

 
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Augusta makes her European DEBUT as Anaïs Nin at the Musiekgebouw aant'IJ in Amsterdam on December 9, 2016

Andriessen's Anaïs Nin

with Center for Contemporary Opera
National Sawdust / Brooklyn / NYC
October 15, 2016

 
 
 

"Compelling...
     ...VulnerablE...

...Ms. Caso’s acting and her expressive, poignant singing combined for a courageous performance."

- Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
October 21, 2016


Read the complete New York Times review
of Anaïs Nin / Odysseus's Women

 

"Fearless...
           she was
       Electrifying"

- Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal
October 31, 2016 


Read the Wall Street Journal review

 

Augusta performs selections from Louis Andriessen's Anaïs Nin with Jerome Tan, piano

Schedule

2017


MAY 27, 29
JUNE 2, 5, 7, 9

Gilade

Vivaldi / Farnace*  (*US premiere)
Spoleto Festival USA
David Bates, conductor / Garry Hynes, director

Dock Street Theater
Charleston, SC


AUGUST 1, 3, 9
7:30 pm
AUGUST 5
2 pm

Hélène

Offenbach / La Belle Hélène
Opera North
Louis Burkot, conductor / Andreas Hager, director
 

Lebanon Opera House
Lebanon, NH


AUGUST 4, 11
7:30 pm
AUGUST 6, 13
5 pm,

Suzuki

Puccini / Madama Butterfly
Opera North
Fillipo Ciabatti, conductor / Russell Treyz, director


AUGUST 25, 26
7:30 pm
AUGUST 27
2 pm

Blanche

Poulenc / Dialogues of the Carmelites
Resonanz Opera

Fine Arts Association
Willoughby, OH

BUY
TICKETS


OCTOBER 19, 21
tbd

Child Madeline / First Otis Twin

Gordon Getty / Usher House / Canterville Ghost
Center for Contemporary Opera

Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
New York, NY

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2018


FEBRUARY 5, 13, 20, 23, 27
6 pm
FEBRUARY 10
7 pm
FEBRUARY 17
11:30 am
 

Flowermaiden

Wagner / Parsifal
The Metropolitan Opera
Yannick Nézet-Séquin, conductor / François Girard, production

The Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
New York, NY


JUNE 22
7:30 pm
JUNE 24
2 pm

Child Madeline / First Otis Twin

Gordon Getty / Usher House / Canterville Ghost
LA Opera
Sara Jobin, conductor / Brian Staufenbiel, director

The Broad Stage
Santa Monica, CA


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“Mark Carlson’s two songs were agreeably melodic. He captured the steamy fragrance of Pablo Neruda’s “Recordarás” (“Remember”) wonderfully, as did the mysteriously smoldering mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso, a name to remember.”
— Mark Swed for the LA Times
“[Ms. Caso’s] voice is very clear and articulate and she has excellent French diction.  She emotes well – with sufficient gesture and facial expression – and has fine projection.  Her voice has a depth of maturity and color surprising in a young singer...”
— Mark Greenfest for SoundWordSight
“Augusta Caso in the title role [Carmen] proved herself to be both fiery and glamorous. She possesses a silken, vibrant, warm and beguiling mezzo, like a soothing amoretto liquor, extraordinary good looks and fine subtle acting…Caso gave a riveting, unforgettable performance.”
— Nico Pantano for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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Contact

 

Randsman Artist Management

Peter Randsman, agent/manager

400 West 43rd Street, Apt 18E
New York, NY 10036
O: 212-244-5874
M: 917-494-6654
randsman@aol.com

Augusta Caso 

mezzo-soprano

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