Caitlin Cisler


"...Caitlin Cisler's return was another triumph. As Pamina, she sang the great arias marvelously and was lovable to everyone in the sold-out hall.”
— Oakwood Register

"What's really important is that Caitlin Cisler, who plays the opera's title character, Marie, should be invited back to star in every future Madison Opera production. Cisler combines the cute-as-bug personality necessary to the role of Marie with a breathtaking range of voice...But, honestly, every time someone else was singing, I was waiting for Cisler to reopen her mouth.” — Madison Magazine

"Caitlin Cisler as Norina also exuded star quality with a presence and voice that commanded attention and dominated the stage whenever she was present.”
— The Badger Herald


Soprano Caitlin Cisler, from Appleton, WI made her professional debut headlining as Cunegonde in Candide with Four Seasons Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. Praised for her “breathtaking range of voice”, Ms. Cisler has appeared as Marie in La fille du régiment, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Pamina and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Armida in Rinaldo, Madame Herz in The Impresario, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, Norina in Don Pasquale, Morgana in Alcina, Valencienne in Die Lustige Witwe, Susanna and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, and Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande.

A well decorated competitor, in 2015 Ms. Cisler won the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artists Competition, and placed second at the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artists Competition. Other notable awards include: Career Bridges Grant Recipient (2012); Fritz and Lavina Jensen Foundation Competition Finalist (2012); Audience Choice and Second Place Winner at the Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition (2011); Semi-finalist for the 2010 NATS Artist Awards Competition; Winner of the UW Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (2008); Winner of the Schubert Club Competition in St. Paul (2008).

In concert, Ms. Cisler has performed as a featured soloist with Madison Opera in their annual “Opera in the Park”, as well as with the Dayton Philharmonic for their New Year’s Eve Celebration in 2012 and the Messiah in 2013. Notable concert works include: Bach’s Magnificat, Strauss‘ Brentano Lieder, Mozart’s Requiem and Vespers solennes de confessore, the Faure Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and Liebeslieder op. 52.

Ms. Cisler holds a Masters in Opera Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Bachelor degrees in vocal performance and biology from Lawrence University. She is a published researcher in vocal health and the effects of singing on the immune system. Currently, Ms. Cisler studies with Julia Faulkner. Upcoming performance information and media can be found on Ms. Cisler’s website: www.caitlincisler.com

2016 FEBRUARY 12 & 14: ADELE in Die Fledermaus with Tacoma Opera

2016 MARCH 3, 4, & 6: EURYDICE in Orpheus and Eurydice with Brava! Opera Theater in Ashland, OR


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