From Madama Butterfly (Central City Opera 2019) Photo: Amanda Tipton Director: Alison Moritz Set/Costume Design: Dany Lyne

Soprano Caitlin Crabill, hailed as being “a star ready to explode over U.S. regional opera and soon beyond” is rapidly making a name for herself on the operatic stage.

 

In 2022, Ms. Crabill made her role debut as the title character in Puccini's Tosca with Sarasota Opera. She will also make her debut with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra this season, as the soprano soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

 

In 2020, Ms. Crabill sang the title role in Alfredo Catalani’s La Wally with Sarasota Opera

to great acclaim. Opera News said her “performance was outstanding.”

Also in 2020, Ms. Crabill was a soloist in two virtual concert projects: Postcards from Dayton with Dayton Opera, and the Fall Concert Series at Sarasota Opera. She was due to sing Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni in the fall of 2020 at Sarasota Opera, but it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In 2019, Ms. Crabill made her company and role debut as Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Central City Opera. Earlier in 2019, Ms. Crabill returned to Sarasota Opera as a Studio Artist, where she covered the role of Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco, and performed the title role in Puccini’s Turandot. Other credits with the Sarasota Opera include the role of Pepa in Eugen d’Albert’s Tiefland, as well as the Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto. At Oklahoma City University Bass School of Music, Ms. Crabill performed the title role in Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. At the Bay View Summer Music Festival, Ms. Crabill performed the role of Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème, where she was acclaimed for her “sweet pianissimos and powerful high notes.”

 

Ms. Crabill holds a Master of Music degree from Oklahoma City University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Capital University in Columbus, OH.