Hailed by the LA Times as “mysteriously smoldering… a name to remember," mezzo soprano Augusta
Caso’s 2016-2017 season includes a debut with the Center for Contemporary Opera (NYC) as Anaïs Nin in Louis Andriessen’s Anaïs Nin. She sings with the choir of St. Ignatius Loyola in NYC, as an Encore Young Artist with Ars Musica (NJ), and joined Caramoor’s Bel Canto Young Artist program in summer 2016 in Katonah, NY.
In 2015-2016, Ms. Caso sang Prince Charming in Cendrillon (Utopia Opera, NYC); the title role in Cenerentola (Opera on Tap, NYC); the cover of Mercédès in Carmen as an Emerging Artist with St. Petersburg Opera (FL); and gave performances of Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra (CT); Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with the South Shore Symphony (NY); and Handel's Messiah with the Winston-Salem Symphony (NC).
Her 2014-2015 season included role debuts as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro; the title role in Carmen; and Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette with Maryland Lyric Opera. She also sang with Divaria Productions (NYC) in the creation of a new production about Isabella Colbran-Rossini. Additional operatic roles have included Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea; Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito; Dorabella in Così fan tutte; and Johanna in Sweeney Todd.
Augusta has sung with The Thirteen since it's founding in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from Williams College and her Master of Music from the University of Oklahoma, where she was the recipient of a Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts Opera Fellowship. She grew up in Phoenix, Maryland and studies in New York City with Andrea DelGiudice.