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Caitlin Gotimer, soprano, is from Malverne, New York. She is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma in Opera at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received a Masters of Music in Voice in 2017. This season at CCM, Caitlin will sing Dalinda in Ariodante and Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica. A lover of new opera, Caitlin will workshop Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian with Cincinnati Opera's Opera Fusion: New Works, singing Plotina. In the spring of 2017, Caitlin sang the role of Anne Sexton in Conrad Sousa's Transformations.

In the summer 2017, Caitlin returned to the Crested Butte Opera Studio to sing Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. She debuted at the company in the summer of 2016, singing Musetta in another Puccini favorite, La bohème.

Having received her Bachelors of Music in Voice from Binghamton University, Caitlin performed roles with both the Binghamton University Opera Studio and the partnered TriCities Opera. During her undergraduate studies, Caitlin developed a passion for opera outreach, performing the role of the Mother in Hansel and Gretel in schools around the area with the Binghamton University Opera Studio. In 2017, she sang Pamina in a special children’s adaptation of Die Zauberflöte with ROKCincy.

On the concert stage, Caitlin has been a soloist in the Mozart Requiem in D minor at the Song d’été in Quebec, and in the Bach Missa Brevis in F with Binghamton University. In 2014, Caitlin was the first undergraduate vocalist to win Binghamton University's Concerto Competition.

Caitlin has been the recipient of several awards and honors. This spring, Caitlin was the recipient of one the top prizes in CCM's annual Corbett Competition, the Italo Tajo Award. Weeks later, she won the Audience Favorite Award and Second Prize in the Opera Guild of Dayton Competition. She was an Encouragement Award winner of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Opera National Councils in 2016. In 2015, Caitlin won first place in the National Biennial Collegiate Voice Competition run by NFMC. That summer, she was selected to be a Binghamton University Summer Scholar and Artist before attending the first of two summers at the Chautauqua Institute School of Music. At Binghamton University, she was the recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, and the Stevenson Barrett Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Vocal Performance.

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Caitlin has a 6 year background in Student Affairs, currently serving as a University Service Associate with the department of Resident Education and Development at the University of Cincinnati. Through these positions, Caitlin has coordinated several initiatives towards social justice and self-acceptance.

Caitlin is a self-proclaimed body positivity activist and has created the social media initiative, Fit At Any Size, which strives to fight body shaming and promote body positivity. She loves working out and is passionate about health and fitness.

Caitlin taught herself Photoshop at the age of 13 and now has a passion for photography, photo editing, and design. She enjoys taking photos of other singers and has an admitted obsession with Instagram. For Christmas, Caitlin bought herself an online course all about Instagram.