Caroline Modiba soprano
Caroline's time at NOS is generously supported by the Oppenheimer Trust and the National Arts Council of South Africa.
South-African soprano Caroline Modiba was awarded an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (Professional Performance) at Birmingham Conservatoire, having studied under Helen Field. She completed a three-year course for young artists (Incubator Scheme) with the Black Tie Ensemble opera company in South Africa, later accepting a place at their Studio. During her time with the Black Tie Ensemble, she performed the roles of Despina Cosí fan tutte, Adele Die Fledermaus, Violetta La traviata, Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor and Lauretta Gianni Schicchi. Caroline then joined the Cape Town Opera Studio, where she performed the roles of Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Clara Porgy and Bess and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro. She has also sung these roles in Barcelona and Bordeaux. She won first prize in the ATKV Muziqanto National Competition, held annually in South Africa. Caroline was recently awarded second prize in the Voices of the Nation competition, also held in South Africa. In 2015, she was a finalist in the Belvedere International Singing Competition in Amsterdam. Caroline was awarded a Royal Overseas League South African Prize in March 2016. She is a first prize winner of the Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize and the Mario Lanza Competition 2016. She performed the title role in Holst’s Savitri at Birmingham Conservatoire in March 2016. Caroline recently sang the soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem in June 2016, which was conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong.