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Catriona Morison

Mezzo soprano from Scotland - 31 years old

2017: Winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World; Song Prize winner


Catriona was born in Edinburgh into a musical family and learned to play violin and viola before turning to singing. She studied at Berlin University of the Arts and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with Distinction. Catriona won the Toonkunst Oratorio Prize at the 50th Hertogenbosch competition in Holland, and was a finalist at the Hilde Zadek Voice Competition in Vienna.

Catriona is a Samling Artist and was a member of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project and the Thuringian Opera Studio. She debuted with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in 2014, and performed at the BBC Proms 2013, and at the Salzburg Easter Festival 2015. She has sung under distinguished conductors including Franz Welser-Möst, Christoph Altstaedt, David Parry and Jos van Immerseel.

She is an ensemble member of Wuppertal Opera, where her roles this season include Nicklausse [Les contes d’Hoffmann], Clarice [The Love for Three Oranges], and Maddalena [Rigoletto]. Previous engagements include Annina [Der Rosenkavalier] at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Pisandro [Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria] for Theater Erfurt, Jacob in Leonard Evers’ fairy-tale opera GOLD! for Theater Nordhausen, and staged versions of Mozart’s Requiem for Theater Hof in Bavaria and Handel’s Alexander’s Feast for the Lithuanian National Opera.


Main prize rep Concert 4
Where shall I fly? Hercules Handel
Werther, Werther! … Qui m’aurait dit la place Werther Massenet
Sein wir wieder gut Ariadne auf Naxos R Strauss
Song prize Recital
Auf dem Kirchhofe Op 105 No 4 Brahms
Die Mainacht Op 43 No 2 Brahms
Schneeglöckchen Op 9 No 1 Korngold
The Highland Balou A charm of lullabies Britten
Nell Op 18 No 1 Fauré
Madrid Pauline Viardot
Song prize final
Unterm Schutz von dichten Blättergründen Op 15 No 1 Schoenberg
Das schöne Beet betracht ich mi rim Haaren Op 15 No 10 Schoenberg
Schneeglöckchen Op 9 No 1 Korngold
Die Mainacht Op 43 No 2 Brahms
Ein Traum Op 48 No 6 Grieg
…d'une femme par son mari Cinq épitaphes No 1 Vellones
...du pauvre Scarron, par lui-même Cinq épitaphes No 4 Vellones
One-Man Band Songs of a childhood No 3 Orr
Main prize Final
Oh patria! ... Di tanti palpiti Tancredi Rossini
Wie du warst! Die Rosenkavalier R Strauss
Oh! La pitoyable aventure! L'heure espagnole Ravel
Thy hand, Belinda ... When I am laid in earth Dido and Aeneas Purcell