Courtney Caston, soprano, was born and raised in Mableton, Georgia. In May 2019, Ms. Caston obtained her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. Her UNC Opera Theatre credits include Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Agathe (Cover) in Der Freischütz, and Statue of Liberty in The Proposal by Milton Granger.
Ms. Caston has also recently traveled to Germany to perform with the professional opera company, Opera Classica Europa. In Germany, she performed as the High Priestess in Aida and Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte. She also performed in various concerts with orchestra while in Germany.
She has also performed with the Simpson College Opera Theatre, the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera High School Institute, and The Boston Conservatory Vocal/Choral Intensive Summer Program. In 2018, she performed in a concert as the title role in Aida with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra.
In 2017, Ms. Caston obtained her undergraduate Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Simpson College. While attending Simpson College, she performed numerous roles for the Simpson College Opera Theatre. Her full roles include Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, and Giunone in La Calisto. Partial roles include Mimì in La Bohème, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Alice Ford in Falstaff.
While attending Simpson College, she studied with Professor Matthew Lau for four years. While attending the University of Northern Colorado, she studied with Dr. Diane Bolden-Taylor, Dr. Derek Chester, and Dr. Melissa Malde.
Ms. Caston currently resides in Greeley, Colorado and was scheduled to perform as an Emerging Artist with Opera Fort Collins, covering the role of Lady Macbeth from Verdi’s Macbeth in May 2020, which has now been postponed due to COVID-19.