Soprano Caitlin Gotimer, originally from Malverne, NY, is a second year Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera. For the 2019-20 season, Caitlin will sing the title role in Handel's Alcina, Tink Enraught in Peter Hillard's The Last American Hammer, and Clotilde in Bellini's Norma. Caitlin will also sing the role of Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen for the production's student matinee performance.
During her first year as a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera, she performed the roles of Sandman and Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel, Elettra in AfterWARds (Mozart's Idomeneo reimagined,) and Older Alyce in Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied. Caitlin also covered Mimì in the company's production of Puccini's La bohème.
In the 2017-18 season, Caitlin was a part of the Artist Diploma in Opera program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received a Masters of Music in Voice in 2017. During her time at CCM, Caitlin sang Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, Dalinda in Ariodante, and Anne Sexton in Conrad Sousa's Transformations.
During the summer of 2017, Caitlin returned to the Crested Butte Opera Studio to sing Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. She debuted at the company in the summer of 2016, singing Musetta in another Puccini favorite, La bohème.
"Newcomer Caitlin Gotimer, doubling as Sandman and Dew Fairy, impressed with a full, focused soprano that penetrated easily and perked up listeners’ ears in her two brief appearances." - Robert Croan, Opera News
Caitlin has been the recipient of several awards and honors. In 2020, Caitlin was a semi-finalist in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition, and a finalist in Pittsburgh Festival Opera's Mildred Miller Competition. In 2019, Caitlin won third prize in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Great Lakes Regionals, after receiving the Marianne Cornetti Award in the Pittsburgh District. In 2017, Caitlin was the recipient of one the top prizes in CCM's annual Corbett Competition, the Italo Tajo Award. Weeks later, she won the Audience Favorite Award and Second Prize in the Opera Guild of Dayton Competition. She was an Encouragement Award winner of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Opera National Councils in 2016. In 2015, Caitlin won first place in the National Biennial Collegiate Voice Competition run by NFMC. That summer, she was selected to be a Binghamton University Summer Scholar and Artist before attending the first of two summers at the Chautauqua Institute School of Music. At Binghamton University, she was the recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, and the Stevenson Barrett Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Vocal Performance.
Having received her Bachelors of Music in Voice from Binghamton University, Caitlin performed roles with both the Binghamton University Opera Studio and the partnered TriCities Opera. During her undergraduate studies, Caitlin developed a passion for opera outreach, performing the role of the Mother in Hansel and Gretel in schools around the area with the Binghamton University Opera Studio. In 2017, she sang Pamina in a special children’s adaptation of Die Zauberflöte with ROKCincy.
On the concert stage, Caitlin has been a soloist in the Mozart Requiem in D minor at the Song d’été in Quebec, and in the Bach Missa Brevis in F with Binghamton University. In 2014, Caitlin was the first undergraduate vocalist to win Binghamton University's Concerto Competition.
"Caitlin Gotimer, in the title role, delivered an object lesson on the art of classical singing...she seemed undaunted by the demands of the role, negotiating the most intricate ornamentations and sustained, high-flung passages with equal agility." - George B. Parous, PGH in the Round