Caitlin Weal has dedicated her life to playing and performing music. First beginning on violin at the age of six, Caitlin competed and placed in many violin eisteddfods, performed in notable youth orchestras such as Queensland Youth Orchestra and Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 and received her AmusA diploma on violin. At sixteen years of age, Caitlin discovered her love of opera after seeing Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Since this moment of inspiration, Caitlin auditioned successfully for the Queensland Conservatorium majoring in Classical Voice. Throughout her time at the Conservatorium, Caitlin has also performed in notable venues such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, and Queensland Parliament House Senate Chamber.
Caitlin has been trained and mentored by opera professionals. Her opera chorus highlights include, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Nicolai (2019) and La Finta Giardiniera by Mozart (2019). In 2019 Caitlin debuted her first principal role of 2nd Woman from Dido and Aeneas by Purcell presented by the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2020. Since then, Caitlin has appeared in Queensland Conservatorium productions as Mimi La Boheme (Val Machin opera scenes 2021) and Greta Fiorentino Street Scene (2021). In 2021 Caitlin was selected as one of the artists in the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program. Throughout her time at the Conservatorium, Caitlin has been the recipient of university awards such as the Hugh Campbell Award and a joint recipient of the Donald Penman Voices in Combination Award (2019) for her contribution to the Liebeslieder Quartet
Photo courtesy of:
The Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program 2021
Ronan King-Rose Photography @rkrphotog