Chizuk Amuno Congregation is so fortunate to have so many talented vocalists chanting our holy prayers with “musical precision” in the Chizuk Amuno Choir throughout the year.
Caitlin loves to reminisce about her family experiences.
One of Caitlin’s favorite Jewish recollections is preparing Passover supper with her mother, specifically learning the technique for “perfect” matzoh balls. Her father is currently completing a comic novel based on his youth in Kansas City, entitled “Bar Mitzvah Blues.”
A native of Seattle, Washington, soprano Caitlin Vincent has been praised for her bell-like tone and pristine coloratura. She has received first place awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside (PAFE), as well as scholarships from the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society and the Lake Washington Singers, and second place in the Frost School of Music in Salzburg Recital Competition. Caitlin was also the recipient of Peabody Career Development Grants in 2008 and 2009 and Peabody’s prestigious George Woodhead Prize for Voice. Past opera roles include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Sister Constance (The Dialogues of the Carmelites), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), L’écureuil (L’enfant et les Sortilèges), 1st Witch (Dido and Aeneas), Dew Fairy/Sandman (Hansel and Gretel), and Rose Maybud (Ruddigore). Equally adept at oratorio repertoire, Caitlin has performed Bach’s “Coffee Cantata,” excerpts from Handel’s motet “Silete Vente,” and the soprano solos in Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Bach’s Cantata No. 96. She also performed the solo cantata “Amour piqué par une abeille” in Versailles, France as part of the Le Mois Molière Festival. Upcoming performances include Soprano II in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Maryland Choral Society and “Exsultate, jubilate” with the Evergreen Philharmonic.
As a stage director, Caitlin directed Le Nozze di Figaro for the 15th anniversary of the Dunster House Opera Society, as well as Offenbach’s Marriage by Lanternlight for the Peabody Opera Theatre. She also served as assistant director under Garnett Bruce for the world-premiere of The Yellow Wallpaper at the Baltimore Theatre Project. In June 2009, Caitlin founded The Figaro Project, an opera troupe dedicated to giving performing opportunities to young vocalists and presenting opera in accessible and affordable ways. Caitlin holds a BA from Harvard University in History and Literature and a MM from the Peabody Institute in Vocal Performance. She currently studies voice with Ah Hong and Leneida Crawford.