Augusta CasoNew York, NY
Hailed by the LA Times as “mysteriously smoldering…a name to remember,” mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso is quickly becoming known for her “silken…beguiling mezzo” and “fine subtle acting” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle). Her 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 (NYC) in the creation of a new production about Isabel Colbran-Rossini. In the upcoming 2015-2016 Season, Augusta will cover Mercédès in Carmen as an Emerging Artist with St. Petersburg Opera (FL); will perform Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra (CT); and will work further with Divaria Productions and New York Italians to bring the Colbran project and Italian opera to a wider audience.
Ms. Caso made her recital debut in Brooklyn in October 2014, including the world premier of a song cycle by composer Jay Vilnai, and this summer performed at Songfest in Los Angeles. She received Honorable Mention at the 2014 Bach Vocal Competition and sang as an Apprentice Artist with Ash Lawn Opera in 2013. Additional operatic roles have included Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea; Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito; and Dorabella in Così fan tutte. Augusta received her Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and was the recipient of She received her Master of Music from the University of Oklahoma. She grew up in Phoenix, Maryland and currently resides in New York City, where she studies with Andrea DelGiudice.
Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle?
Stéphano’s aria from GOUNOD’s Roméo et Juliette
Maryland Lyric Opera (at College Park, MD)