About Caroline Joy

I started singing after graduating from Durham University with a degree in music specialising in composition. My operatic roles have since included the title role of Tosca; Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte; Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte; Clorinda La Cenerentola; Adina L’elisir d’amore; Tatyana Eugene Onegin; Lace Seller Death in Venice. I've had the privilege of working with world renowned conductors such as Gianandrea Noseda and Sir Andrew Davies, and directors including Yoshi Oida and David Pountney.

As a concert performer I have sung in many wonderful venues including the Royal Albert, Royal Festival, Birmingham Symphony, Cadogan and Queen Elizabeth Halls as well as in performances on BBC Radio 3. I have sung as a soloist internationally performing works including Brahms’ Requiem, Dvořák's Mass in D , Stabat Mater and Te Deum, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Kleine Orgelmesse, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, Schubert’s Magnificat and Mass in G, Poulenc’s Gloria, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. I continue my vocal studies with Arwel Treharne Morgan and have been coached by David Syrus, Mary King, Anthony Legge and Donald Maxwell.

As a session singer I have sung with the BBC Singers, Vocals Unlimited, London Voices, RSVP Voices and Conventus in venues such as Abbey Road and Maida Vale Studios, recording for major film and TV franchises and renowned composers, artists and companies including Danny Elfman, Nightwish, Nicholas Hooper and Audiomachine.

I also have my own studio where I record for clients around the world, working on a variety of projects including film and TV soundtracks as well as new classical and contemporary works. Most recently I was the featured artist on the debut solo album by Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode/Erasure), "Songs of Silence".

Plans for 2024 include the role of Carmen in concert performance at Walcott Hall (details here), further performances of my fundraising concert series 'Operation Butterfly!' and launching my own vocal sound library.