Caren Levine has established a reputation as one of today’s most compelling artists. The San Francisco Chronicle described her as “a petite powerhouse, with technique to burn and unimpeachable musicianship. She is one of the finest musicians around, of the highest and most inspiring order.” An alumna of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she has been on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera House as Assistant Conductor/Prompter since 2003. In 2012, she received a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for The Met Opera’s DVD of Doctor Atomic Live in HD, and received her second Grammy Award for The Met Opera’s DVD of The Tempest Live in HD in 2014. She has assisted such renowned conductors as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, James Conlon, Marco Armiliato, Gustavo Dudamel, Alan Gilbert, Charles Mackerras, Harry Bicket, Robert Spano, Philippe Jordan among many others.
An active performer, Levine has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent artists, including Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Marcello Giordani, Juan Diego Flóres, Lawrence Brownlee, Morris Robinson, and Barbara Bonney. Among her numerous recordings, a CD of her own jazz piano compositions entitled Flowers from a Secret Admirer was released in 1996. Particularly interested in the development of emerging artists, she was a founding member of the Miami Music Festival, where she served as Head of Music Staff and Conductor, faculty at the Savannah Voice Festival and Music Academy International in Mezzano, Italy, visiting instructor in the voice department at Cleveland Institute of Music, and Head Coach for the Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists Program. Highlights of her recent performances include The Met Opera premiere of Eurydice, L’Amour de Loin, The Exterminating Angel, Marnie and Akhnaten along with prompter for Der Ring des Nibelungen, Wozzeck and Boris Godunov; Madama Butterfly, Carmen and La Boheme at Vero Beach Opera, where she currently serves as Music Director. This past winter, she made her Florida Grand Opera conducting debut with Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti and Pasatieri's Signor Deluso.
Caren Levine is a protégé of renowned pianist, Samuel Sanders, whom she worked with throughout her Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Master of Music and DMA at The Juilliard School.