Caroline Friend (mezzo-soprano) is an American fourth-year undergraduate student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, studying with Dina Kuznetsova at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Friend’s stage credits include the “Spirit” from the 2021 CIM Opera-Film production of Dido and Aeneas, “Dorothée” from Massenet’s Cendrillon, and “Mère Marie” from Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. She has also made appearances in the opera program’s concerts and Opera Scenes. Friend also studied Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony at Most Precious Blood of Jesus Catholic Parish in her hometown. She performed in the 65th Annual Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Operafest in 2022. She will make her oratorio debut in October 2023 with the Beaver Valley Regional Choral Society in Pittsburgh, PA.