Cait Wood

  • Role at Bravo Academy

    Voice and Piano Instructor

  • Education

    Masters in Operatic Performance, University of Toronto

  • Biography

    Alberta born musician Caitlin Wood grew up with a great love of music, starting in choirs when she was four. After taking piano and singing lessons throughout her childhood she went on to pursue her Bachelor’s of Vocal Performance at the University of Manitoba, graduated with her Masters in Operatic Performance from the University of Toronto, and became an alumnus of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program with Vancouver Opera.

    Caitlin extends this passion for voice from the stage to the studio, where she takes pride in developing talent of all ages in piano and voice. Her inclusive teaching style stems from the belief that everyone has expressive potential just waiting to be unlocked. Caitlin prides herself on taking students on an individualized, colourful journey through the world of music, sharing her passion so that each student can discover their own musical voice with confidence and joy.

    Her love of music has led her to her performing many concert, operatic, and musical theater roles across Canada and overseas. Recent highlights include Johanna in Sweeney Todd, “Kisses on Broadway” with tenor Adam Fisher at Westben Arts Festival, and the Soprano Soloist in Carmina Burana. Caitlin earned impressive reviews as an “absolutely vibrant Susanna”, with “great comic flair” (Vancouver Classical Music) in her acclaimed debut as Susanna in Vancouver Opera Festival’s 2017 production of Marriage of Figaro. As the feisty Despina in Against the Grain’s A Little too Cozy in Toronto, Caitlin displayed “a remarkable voice endowed with impressive agility and range… a scene–stealer” (OperaGoTo.com). As Giulietta in I Capuletti e Montecchi with Opera in Concert, Caitlin displayed “her beautiful legato in a soaring voice… with ornamentation that appears effortless” (Paula Citron). Caitlin recently toured Ontario with Bicycle Opera Project, portraying a garment industry worker in their powerful a capella opera Sweat (Palmer/Chatterton). In 2019, Caitlin returns to Edmonton Opera, starring as Countess Adele in Rossini’s comic romp, Le Comte d’Ory. She has also been the recipient of many awards and grants including the Lieutenent Governor Of Alberta Emerging Artist Award (2016),Richard Bradshaw Graduate Fellowship in Opera (2012), the Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship (2012), and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Four City District Winner Award (2013) to name a few.