Since her professional debut at The Metropolitan Opera, Mezzo-Soprano Vanessa Cariddi has appeared as Carmen, Waltraute, Siegrune, Suzuki, Maddalena, Dorabella, Rosina, Gondí, Hedwige, Little Buttercup, and Nicklausse, among others, at opera houses and companies including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Sarasota Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, On Site Opera, Bel Canto at Caramoor, 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, Rossini Petite Mess Solennelle, Bach B minor mass and Christmas Oratorio, and recital repertoire spanning from the Baroque to living composers.
Vanessa is a frequent collaborator on new works, including performances and workshops of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters, Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar, Tobias Picker’s American Tragedy, Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna, and other works from opera to song, throughout her career.
Some of her impressive reviews include praise like, “a mezzo-soprano of extraordinary gifts,” “luminescent,” “noble and eloquent,” and “A mezzo to watch.”
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.