Hailed by critics for her dynamic artistry as a concert and opera singer, Canadian mezzo-soprano Carrie Dimaculangan has been praised not only for her warm timbre, but "illuminating heights" (-Main Echo), "variance of colour" and "dramatic expression." (-Lübecker Nachrichten)
She has performed in Central Europe, Scandinavia, North America, and most recently in India, as well as with various independent opera companies in Germany where she is currently based. A versatile performer, Carrie Dimaculangan has built a career upon traditional and unique performances, whether it be performing Dowland songs with New York lutist, Srdjan Berdovic, as a voice competition winner at Carnegie Hall, singing Despina in Christoph Hagel's notorious Berlin production of Sex, Lies, and TV: Cosi fan tutte with German TV legend, Alfred Biolek (while even dancing onstage with Paris based dancer choreographer Manu Laude), performing Carmen à la Indian Classical for a sold out concert on World Music Day Calcutta with some of India's finest musicians, performing Italian Art Song for the live podcast of New York-based artist Sarah Cameron Sunde's performance 36.5 in the Netherlands, singing Polish Art Song for Chopin's Anniversary at Steinway Hall in New York City or debuting the Argentinian composer Martin Palmieri's oratorio, Misa de Buenos Aires in Northern Germany while accompanied by the composer himself. Aside from her musicianship, Carrie Dimaculangan's various performances have been praised from" strong and fragile" (-Kölner Nachrichten) to "funny and charismatic," to even "very sexy" (-Norway's Kulturkompasset Music Magazine) , which underlines her artistic strength and flexibility not only as a singer, but as an actress.
A graduate the Mannes College of Music in NY and the Hochschule für Musik Köln, she was a recipient of various awards and prizes during her studies (Schleswig-Holstein Festival Performance Grants, a MozartPrisma Fellowship from the Mannheim National Theater and a Villa Musica Fellowship, DAAD, etc). She also had the fortune of working with some of the world's greatest artists of our time privately or in masterclass (Deborah Voigt, Teresa Stratas, Cecilia Bartoli, Christoph Prégardien, Reri Grist, Rudolf Jansen, Matthias Goerne, Julie Kaufmann, Emily Rawlins Struckmann and Kammersängerin Jeanne Piland) , all of whom have shaped her into the artist she has now come to be.
*Carrie would like to thank the Winspear Foundation, The Dr. Anne Burrows Foundation, the Edmonton Opera Guild (Zoe Gardiner Memorial Award), The Tegler Trust, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Allard Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Bryan Foundation for their past support.