Mezzo-soprano CAROLINE TYE has been hailed as “stunning” for her performance as the Baker’s Wife in St. Petersburg Opera’s production of Sondheim’s Into The Woods (BroadwayWorld),
“providing good-natured puffery as Mrs. Malaprop” in Kirke Mechem’s The Rivals (NY Times), “sultry and amber-voiced” as Mercédès in Regina Opera’s Carmen (Brooklyn Daily Eagle), as well as “true embodiment of the role” in her performance as Madame Flora in Opera Manhattan’s The Medium (OperaTeen).
Ms. Tye's other recent credits include Florence Pike in Albert Herring, Flora in La traviata, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Suzuki in Regina Opera’s Madama Butterfly, Madame Flora (Baba) in New Camarata Opera’s production of The Medium, Nancy in Flotow’s Martha, Augusta Tabor in Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, Alice Ford in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love, the title role in Carmen with Delaware Valley Opera, Madame de Haltière in Utopia Opera’s Cendrillon, the title role in Bronx Opera’s La Cenerentola, Mother Goose in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Mercédès in St. Petersburg Opera’s production of Carmen, Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri, Jo March in Little Women, Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera, Dalila in Samson et Dalila, Miss Pooder in Pasatieri’s Hotel Casablanca, Adalgisa in Norma, Lola in Cavalleria rusticana, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and Maddalena in Delaware Valley Opera’s Rigoletto.
Among other performances, this season Ms. Tye sings the title role in Carmen with Regina Opera. Past roles include Mary in Der fliegende Holländer, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Cornelia in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, The Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Dame Quickly in Falstaff, Idamante in Idomeneo, and The Muse/Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. She recently received the Master of Music – Vocal Performance degree from The Boston Conservatory, and is a student of Lenora Eve.
“Mezzo Caroline Tye made for a funny, though not ridiculous, Mrs. Malaprop [in The Rivals], with a warm mezzo as well as the good diction that is central to the success of this role.”
- BWW World
“…The radiant mezzo Caroline Tye… sang superbly with excellent diction and enviable control of the embellishments [in L'Italiana in Algeri]… [Her] skill at bel canto singing was impressive and made the evening a worthwhile one.”
"Caroline Tye is an experienced and alluring Carmen; she was totally believable and skillfully played castanets during the famous “Habanera.” Ms. Tye triumphed during each act of the opera; her acting was quite moving, especially in the final scene at the bullring."
- Brooklyn Reporter
“Caroline Tye as Mrs. Nolan [in The Medium]… was outstanding… her reaction to hearing what she believed to be her daughter’s voice was captivating in its heart-breaking realness.”
“Caroline Tye (turns in a) richly expressive performance [in Carmen].”
- Tampa Bay Times
"Caroline Tye's rich voice and majestic appearance served her well as Queen Dido [Dido and Aeneas]."