Catherine  Martin

Mezzo-soprano (United States)

HGO Appearances: Waltraute in Die Walküre. Previously: Wellgunde in Das Rheingold (2014); Amneris in performances of Aida (2013); Anne in Mary Stuart and Flora Bervoix in La traviata (2012); performances of Suzuki in Madame Butterfly (2011, 2010); Dryad in Ariadne auf Naxos (2011); the Governess in The Queen of Spades (2010); and Gianetta in The Elixir of Love (2009). Second place winner in HGO's 2009 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2009-12).

About the Artist: Catherine Martin's engagements for this season and beyond include a return to Opera Santa Barbara as Maddalena in Rigoletto, her debut  with Dayton Opera as Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking, joining the American Symphony Orchestra for Hindemith's The Long Christmas Dinner, a debut with Opera Colorado as Amneris in Aida, and a return to Washington National Opera. She recently sang Amneris with Opera Santa Barbara, the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Glimmerglass Festival, Mary in the premiere of The Lion, the Unicorn and Me in her Washington National Opera debut, and Annina (cover: Octavian) in Der Rosenkavalier with  the National Symphony Orchestra. She also performed Schubert's Mirjams Siegesgesang with the San Antonio Symphony, and Amadora/Stelladora in John Musto's Bastianello and Lucrezia in William Bolcom's Lucrezia in a double bill with Urban Arias. Recent concert performances include Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius with New Haven Symphony and Alan Louis Smith's Covered Wagon Woman with West Coast Chamber Players.

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