“Mezzo-soprano Carol Lin’s versatile singing was breathtaking."
-South China Morning Post (SCMP), HK

“… Carol Lin is a solid, conscientious performer that her riffs on the character are possible."
- Asian Review of Books

“A gripping performance by Carol Lin…"
-Bachtrack

“Superb singing from Carol Lin… A tour de force."
-Classical Iconoclast, UK

As Renée Fleming described, “an impressive and beautiful voice", Carol Lin, the award-winning and leading mezzo-soprano in Hong Kong, brings her rich tone to a wide variety of repertoire. She has already distinguished herself on the operatic and concert stage. Not only in Hong Kong, but her performances has reached audiences in major venues in cities around the world including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Richmond Theatre and St. John Smith Square in London, Cutler Majestic Theatre, Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston, Benedict Music Tent and Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Esplanade Hall in Singapore, Sannomaru Art Hall in Gunma, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the World Expo in Shanghai and Zhongshan Hall in Taipei.

In December 2016, Ms. Lin has performed as title role of Carmen, a Hong Kong Musica Viva's production, with high acclaims to her dramatic characterizations in both singing and acting. Ms. Lin made her debut with Hong Kong Musica Viva as Suzuki in their first opera production of Madama Butterfly directed by Hong Kong renowned director Professor Kingman Lo. Continuing her work with Prof. Lo, she was engaged to perform as Maddalena (Rigoletto), Marquise (La Fille du Régiment), and Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor).

Ms. Lin has also been a regular artist of Opera Hong Kong (OHK) since 2006. She made her OHK debut as the Alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Favorite Arias concert under the baton of Hong Kong Sinfonietta music director, Wing-Sie Yip. Later on, she performed as Stephano in the Hong Kong premiere of Romeo et Juliette as her professional opera debut. Other opera engagements with OHK included La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Siebel (Faust), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Flora (La Traviata), Rosette (Manon), La voix de la mere d’Antonia (Les Conte d’Hoffmann), The Page (Salome).

Besides traditional operas, she actively performed in the world premiere and the rerun of contemporary opera productions such as Ume Shōkicho's wife (Dr. Sun Yat-sen) produced by Opera Hong Kong, Emperor Cixi/ Lu Yifeng (Datong) and Ding Ling (Heart of Coral), both produced by the Hong Kong Art Festival and Solo Maid (The Dream of the Red Chamber), a co-production of the Hong Kong Art Festival and San Francisco Opera House.

In addition to her performances with Opera Hong Kong and Musica Viva, her extensive list of stage credits include Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), Romeo (I Capuleti e I Montecchi), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), Charlotte (Werther), La Principessa (Adriana Lecouvreur), the title role of Serse, Athamas (Semele), Mercédès (Carmen), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), Dorothée (Cendrillon), Mrs. Grose (The Turn of Screw), Dido (Egisto), Mastrilla (La Perichole), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Mrs. Bassett (Summer and Smoke) .

Apart from operas, Ms. Lin has been the featured soloists for many art-song recitals, oratorio concerts and chamber music performances by major organizations from Hong Kong and overseas, such as Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Aspen Sinfonia, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra Singapore, Gunma Baroque Orchestra of Japan, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Radio and Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Her concert repertoire includes Vivaldi's Gloria in D, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Mass in C and Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Symphony No.2 “Lobgesang", Verdi's Messa di Requiem, Durufle's Requiem, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" and Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand".

Carol Lin, a native of Hong Kong, earned her Bachelors Degree in Music with Honors, and Diploma in Performing Arts from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Voice and Opera. On 2006, she was awarded the Lady Fung Memorial Music Fellowship of Asian Cultural Council to study in Aspen Music Festival and School. The year after, she received the Yvette & Carl Fung Music Fellowship of Asian Cultural Council and the New England Conservatory Perkins Opera Scholarship to continue her studies under American Mezzo-soprano, Delores Ziegler, at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She had been awarded her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance in May 2009. During her school years, she was chosen to perform in front of the world renowned Soprano Renée Fleming, Soprano Sumi Jo, Soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Baritone Sir Thomas Allen with high acclaim on her performances.