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"Compelling" - NY TIMES



"Electrifying" - Wall Street Journal


"A name to remember"
    - LA TIMES






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). This past season, Augusta made her makes her Metropolitan Opera debut as a Flowermaiden in Wagner’s Parsifal under the baton of Maestro Nézet-Séguin. She made her Los Angeles Opera debut in Getty’s Canterville Ghost as First Otis Twin, also performing the role with the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York in 2017, and covered the title role in Tancredi in the mainstage production and sang the role of Isaura in Tancredi rifatto with Maestro Will Crutchfield at Teatro Nuovo. Ms. Caso most recently sang the title role in Carmen with New York Opera Collaborative. She looks forward to several new music projects in the near future, including the title role in Laura Schwendinger’s Artemisia with Center for Contemporary Opera, and the creation of a new piece about Marilyn Monroe by JacobTV at National Sawdust called Able to Be/Harper Songs.

In 2016-2017, Ms. Caso made her debut with the Center for Contemporary Opera as Anaïs Nin in a double-bill of Andriessen’s Anaïs Nin and Odysseus’ Women, directed by Jorinde Keesmaat. The New York Times called her “compelling…Ms. Caso’s acting and her expressive, poignant singing combined for a courageous performance.” Making her European debut in the same role at the Musiekgebouw aant’IJ in Amsterdam, the performance earned her a nomination for the Schaunard award in the Netherlands, the Volkskrant calling it “a star role.” Ms. Caso will return to Amsterdam to reprise Anaïs Nin for the celebration of Louis Andriessen’s 80th birthday in 2019.

Additionally last season, Ms. Caso performed the role of Gilade in the US premiere of Vivaldi’s Il Farnace at the Spoleto Festival, USA, conducted by David Bates and directed by Garry Hynes. She sang the roles of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Hélène in La Belle Hélène at Opera North; Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites with Resonanz Opera; covered the role of Suzuki and sang Mère Jeanne in Dialogues at Sarasota Opera; and sang Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Divaria Productions (NYC). Ms. Caso performed with the Ars Musica Chorale (NJ) as the alto soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and performed the alto solos in the Reading Choral Society’s Messiah (PA).

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, and joined Caramoor’s Bel Canto program as an Apprentice Artist.

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; and Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette with Maryland Lyric Opera. Additional operatic roles have included Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea and Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito. Augusta received her Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and her Master of Music from the University 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 returns to as Anaïs Nin at the Musiekgebouw aant'IJ in Amsterdam In May, 2019

Andriessen's Anaïs Nin

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



...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


           she was

- 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



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


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

The Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
New York, NY

7:00 pm

soloist: works by Jessie Downs and   Leaha Maria Villarreal

BMP: Next Generation
Beth Morrison Projects
with Contemporaneous
Lidya Yankovskaya and David Bloom, music directors / Luke Leonard, director

National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY


7:30 pm
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

7:00 pm

Tancredi (cover) / Resident Principal Artist

Rossini / Tancredi
Teatro Nuovo
Will Crutchfield, conductor

Purchase College
Purchase, NY


4:00 pm


Rossini / Tancredi rifatto
Teatro Nuovo
Will Crutchfield, conductor

Purchase College
Purchase, NY


“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




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

Augusta Caso 

M: 410.382.5837

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