Caitlin Hulcup made her European debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Enriquetta I Puritani and has since appeared at leading opera houses internationally, including Royal Opera House London, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Theatre an der Wien, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, and Palau de les Arts Valencia.
She appears regularly in oratorio, concert and Lieder recitals and has a broad operatic repertoire that features major roles by Handel, Mozart and Strauss. Caitlin sang with Zubin Mehta in Valencia and Florence, as Donna Elvira: Don Giovanni and as Octavian: Der Rosenkavalier. She has also appeared as Octavian in Moscow with Vassily Sinaisky and in Beijing with Sebastian Lang Lessing. As Rosina: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Caitlin sang at the Wiener Staatsoper with Yves Abel and with Jean- Christoph Spinosi and she debuted as Sesto, La Clemenza di Tito with Benjamin Bayl, in Taipei. Caitlin performed her first Idamante: Idomeneo with Tobias Ringborg for Garsington Opera, reprising the role in Lisbon at Teatro Nacional de Saõ Carlos with Christian Curnyn. As Meg Page: Falstaff she appeared at Theatre des Champs Elysees with Daniele Gatti and Alain Altinoglu. She was Iseult: Le vin Herbe by Frank Martin for Welsh National Opera and performed Penelope: Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria for Royal Opera Covent Garden with Christian Curnyn.
Highlight concert engagments have included Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel in Venezuela, Mahler’s Knaben Wunderhorn at the Sydney Opera House with Mark Wigglesworth, Mozart’s ‘Great’ Cmin Mass with Jeremie Rhorer in Hamburg, and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Martin Haselböck and the Wiener Akademie. Caitlin also performed Mahler's 2nd Symphony with the SSO and chief conductor David Robertson, Mahler's 8th Symphony in Scotland with the RSNO under Peter Ounjian, and the Angel in Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius with David Parry.
Caitlin has sung with many leading early music conductors including René Jacobs (Diana/Il Destino: La Calisto at La Monnaie in Brussels), William Christie (Cyrus: Belshazzar at Salle Playel and Barbican), Christian Currnyn (Aristeus: Orpheus in ROH production by Keith Warner) and Alan Curtis (Ariodante in Braunschweig, Cesare: Catone in Utica at Theatre des Champs Elysees and Alceste: Admeto in Theatre an der Wien). She has performed as Orfeo in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice with Kenneth Montgomery and as Ariodante with Nicholas Kraemer. She has sung Penelope, Il Ritorno di Ulysse in Patria for ROH, Dido Dido and Aeneas with Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican and Idamante Idomeneo in Lisbon with Christian Currnyn. Commercial CD releases include Arbaces: Artaxerses for Linn Records with Ian Page, Vivaldi's Griselda and Irene Theodora for Pinchgut Opera conducted by Erin Helyard, Iphigenie en Tauride with conductor Anthony Walker and Calbo: Maometto II with David Parry.
Together with her performing career, Caitlin has established her reputation as a fine singing teacher. Currently a voice professor at the Royal Academy of Music, she also teaches privately. Caitlin has adjudicated and given master classes at AIMS Graz and gave sessions on the Singing and Teaching Singing course at Guildhall School of Music 2016. Caitlin has also given masterclasses at the music schools of the University of Melbourne and University of Western Australia and has given workshops with Young Artists at West Australian Opera. Caitlin has been an invited visiting academic to the University of Melbourne where was also awarded her PhD in vocal performance. In She has given guest masterclasses at Yong Siew Toh Conservatorium Singapore, the Conservatorium of Music UWA and at the Musikhochschule Trossingen.