A passionate, joy-driven musician of multifaceted skill
Carolyne DalMonte, soprano, has been praised for her “lithe and elegant” vocalism. Newly based in San Diego, California, she is a sought after recitalist and soloist in the area. Prior to her cross-country move, Carolyne performed in the New York City area with the North Shore Music Festival on Long Island, where she covered Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. She covered Dorinda (Orlando) and was a featured recitalist in programs with the Cantanti Project, an exciting opera ensemble based in New York City with a focus on early opera.
In the summer of 2016, she joined Opera NEO Music Festival, a young and innovative company dedicated to reenergizing opera. There she appeared as multiple roles in a fully staged production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, and performed in numerous opera and musical theatre scenes for a sold-out cabaret performance. In the summer of 2015, Carolyne was a member of the Aspen Opera Theatre Center, where she covered Despina in Aspen’s acclaimed production of Così fan tutte and starred in several Mozart scenes as Pamina, Papagena, and Blondchen. Other recent roles include Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore, and Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte.
An enthusiastic professional ensemble singer and concert soloist, Carolyne is a member of the elite Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir in Manhattan, an auxiliary soprano for the LA Master Chorale, and a soprano with the Pacific Chorale. She is a regular soloist and ensemble member with Bach Collegium San Diego, with whom she recently performed solos in King Arthur. Other recent concert solos include Ein Deutsches Requiem, Messiah, Carmina Burana, Fauré's Requiem, Rutter's Requiem, and Bach’s Magnificat. Most recently, Miss DalMonte has been honored to join the ranks of Vocal Artists Management's Emerging Artist Roster for 2020-2021.
Carolyne holds a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy & Performance from Westminster Choir College, and a Bachelors in Voice from the University of Delaware. She is a student of Braeden Harris, with whom she has prepared the full roles of Mimì (La bohème), Ilia (Idomeneo), and the title role of Manon.
Carolyne was raised in suburban Philadelphia in a family that nurtured and supported her passionate love of music from an early age. In addition to singing, Carolyne is also a proficient pianist and a dedicated private voice and piano teacher in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago.