December 2020 - Carolyn reaches semi-final of the Premiere Opera Competition
December 2020 - Carolyn reaches final round of the Tenor Vinas Contest
Carolyn wins €5000 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition Bursary
Carolyn performs with Garsington Opera in a concert performance of Beethoven's Fidelio
Carolyn is awarded second place in the Bampton Opera Young Singers' Competition
Carolyn reaches semi-finals of the
Carolyn is awarded the Dermot Troy Prize for the best Irish singer in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition
"Carolyn Holt’s Dido was particularly affecting, her smooth mezzo betraying little of her final intent"
"Forming the backbone of the work... Carolyn Holt’s strong spiritual mezzo as Sister Helen provided impressive focus and beautifully bookend the opera with the unaccompanied hymn “He will gather us around”. - Bachtrack
"Particularly outstanding are Carolyn Holt as the crusading Sister Helen, her rich-seamed timbre captivating at every emotional level." - The Scotsman
"Carolyn Holt as the voice of Antonia's mother stood out with her rich and seductive mezzo-soprano" - Bachtrack
"Carolyn Holt’s Dido was particularly affecting, her smooth mezzo betraying little of her final intent" - Bachtrack
"Carolyn Holt's powerful and earthy mezzo performance as Florence assumes the recklessness of the condemned."
"Bouquets to Carolyn Holt (Mrs Jones) for her Brooklyn accent and formidable presence" - Opera Magazine