Saturday 30 Jul 2016, 7.45pm
Catherine appears with the Three Choirs, Edinburgh and Aldeburgh festivals, and also at the BBC Proms, where she was a memorable soloist in the 1995 Last Night. She has performed with Leonard Slatkin, Bernard Haitink, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Roger Norrington and Zubin Mehta. Her numerous recordings include Samson with Harry Christophers, The Dream of Gerontius with Vernon Handley for EMI, Mozart's Vespers with Trevor Pinnock for DG, Peter Grimes with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis, and Graham Johnson's Complete Schubert Edition for Hyperion.
Catherine sang Erda and Waltraute in Valencia and Florence with Zubin Mehta, appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Sosostris The Midsummer Marriage, and made her debut for the Teatro alla Scala as Mrs Sedley Peter Grimes. For the English National Opera she has appeared in Madama Butterfly, War and Peace, La Gioconda, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Rape of Lucretia and Deborah Warner’s productions of the St. John Passion and Messiah. She has had a close relationship with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where roles have included First Norn Götterdämmerung, Erda Das Rheingold and Siegfried, Magdalene Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Cornelia Giulio Cesare, Sosostris The Midsummer Marriage, Genevieve Pelleas et Melisande and Auntie Peter Grimes. Catherine has been a regular guest of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, singing Sosostris, Adelaide Arabella, First Norn, Genevieve, Cornelia Giulio Cesare, Amastra Xerxes, Hexe Königskinder and Widow Zimmerlein Die Schweigsame Frau. She has also worked with the Scottish Opera, the Welsh National Opera, Opera North, the Semper Oper, Dresden, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Netherlands Opera, the Houston Grand Opera and for the Salzburg Festival.
Recent highlights have included her first Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro for the Verbier Festival and Paul McCreesh, Dream of Gerontius with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edward Gardner, and Mrs Sedley in the Aldeburgh Festival production of Peter Grimes that was staged on the beach. She will make her debut for the Glyndebourne Festival with Rape of Lucretia and for the Metropolitan Opera in Arabella.