VANESSA CARIDDI

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, 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 Solemnelle, 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.

This fall will mark Vanessa's return to her signature role, Carmen, with Syracuse Opera .

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.