BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2017 Preview: Scottish Mezzo Catriona Morison To Make Her Mark

By David Salazar

Catriona Morison will look to make her mezzo-soprano shine amidst a sea of similar voice types in this year’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

Short Bio

The Scottish singer, who was born in Edinburgh to a musical family, kicked off her artistic studies as a string player. She played violin and viola before eventually turning her attention to the vocal arts. She studied at the Berlin University of the Arts and then the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she graduated with Distinction. She also became a member of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project and the Thuringian Opera Studio.

Major Performances and Roles

Morison’s other early exploits include winning the Toonkunst Oratorio Prize at the 50th edition of the Hertogenbosch Competition in Holland. She debuted with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in 2014 and even appeared at the BBC Proms in 2013. As a member of the Wuppertal Opera she has appeared in such operas as “Les Contes d’Hoffmann,” “The Love of Three Oranges,” and “Rigoletto.” She has also performed at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, the Theater Erfurt, Theater Nordhausen, Theater Hof, and the Lithuanian National Opera.

Check her out in this famous excerpt from Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito.”


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