Mezzo Soprano

Since her professional debut at The Metropolitan Opera, Mezzo-Soprano Vanessa Cariddi has appeared as Carmen, Waltraute, Siegrune, Suzuki, Maddalena, Dorabella, Rosina, and Nicklausse, among others, at opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Sarasota Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and on stages in Europe, Asia, and South America. Her concert work includes the Berlioz Nuits d'été, the Verdi Requiem, Délage Four Hindu Poems, Rossini Petite Mess Solennelle, Bach B minor mass and Christmas Oratorio, and recital repertoire spanning from the Baroque to living composers.

This past summer included a return to the Bel Canto at Caramoor Festival, where she sang the Alto solo in Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, hailed by the press as " luminescent ". In previous seasons at Caramoor, Vanessa has sung Gondì in Maria di Rohan, Hedwige in Guillaume Tell, and Little Buttercup in HMS Pinafore, as well as wide ranging song concerts.

After earning rave reviews for her most recent Carmen with Syracuse Opera, Vanessa will be returning to Syracuse to  appear with Symphoria, singing the mezzo solo in the Verdi Requiem .

Vanessa was twice a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and has been a young artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. She is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, and lives in New York City.