Caitlin Hulcup made her European debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Enriquetta: I Puritani, while at the house on Opera Foundation Australia's Vienna State Opera Award and has since established her career at leading opera houses internationally, including Royal Opera House London, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Theatre an der Wien, Theatre des Champs Elysees, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, and Palau de les Arts Valencia.
Caitlin now regularly appears in oratorio, concert and Lieder recitals and has a broad operatic repertoire that features major roles by Handel, Mozart and Strauss. She 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. She debuted as Sesto, La Clemenza di Tito in Taipei and performed Idamante: Idomeneo with Tobias Ringborg for Garsington and in Lisbon at Teatro Nacional de Saõ Carlos with Christian Curnyn. As Iseult: Le vin Herbe by Frank Martin she premiered a new production for Welsh National Opera and she sang as Penelope: Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria for Royal Opera Covent Garden with Christian Curnyn. Caitlin debuted as Fricka Die Walküre at the Esplanade Singapore with OMM in 2019, returning as Fricka Das Rheingold in 2023. She was featured in the live Digital Concert Hall broadcasts of the Oxford Lieder Festival 2020 with Sholto Kynoch and Jonathan Stone and performed live at the inaugural Liedfest Berlin-Oxford concert in 2021. Her recent recital with Fiona Sargeant and Kristian Chong at the Melbourne Recital Center is available as recorded by Australian Digital Concert Hall.
As a soloist in concert Caitlin has particular affinity with Mahler's works, having performed Das Knaben Wunderhorn at the Sydney Opera House with Mark Wigglesworth and Das Lied von der Erde for Noord Nederlands Orkest with Martin Sieghart and Mahler's Kindertotenlieder under Hartmut Haenchen. She has also appeared as the Alt soloist in Mahler's 2nd Symphony in Singapore with OMM, in Sydney with SSO under David Robertson, and at the Musikverein with Junge Philharmonie Wien, as well as singing in Mahler's 8th Symphony in Scotland with the RSNO under Peter Ounjian. She has sung the Angel in Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius at the Newbury Festival and in Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel in Venezuela, with Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden and in Sydney with Edo de Wart and SSO. Caitlin has also sung Mozart’s ‘Great’ Cmin Mass with Jeremie Rhorer in Hamburg and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Martin Haselböck and the Wiener Akademie.
Over the course of her career Caitlin has often performed with 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 in Finnland with Fabio Biondo as Ariodante with Nicholas Kraemer, Dido Dido and Aeneas with Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican. 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.
Caitlin Hulcup has an established reputation as a fine singing teacher. She formerly taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London is now a professor of voice at the Universität der Künste Berlin, giving masterclasses and workshops internationally. See Teaching for more information.