Catherine has performed with all the Australian symphony orchestras, New Zealand Symphony and major opera companies including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Elektra, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Dialogue of the Carmelites), Scottish Opera as Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), English National Opera, Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, Victoria State Opera and Opera Queensland.

For Opera Australia Catherine’s roles include Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), the title role in Carmen, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Baba the Turk (The Rake’s Progress), Arsace (Partenope), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Ruggiero (Alcina), Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), and Auntie (Peter Grimes).

Recent engagements include returns to the Royal Opera House for Antonia’s mother (Tales of Hoffmann), and Minerva ( Il Ritorno d’Ulisse); Nikona (Siberia, Giordano) for Montpellier’s Festivale Occidentale, Iphigenie en Tauride (title role), Rodrigo (Pia di Tolomei, Donizetti), and Diana (La Calisto, Cavalli) and Cornelia (Giuilio Cesare, Handel) for English Touring Opera; Haydn Paukenmesse with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Elijah at the Hexham Festival, a recording of Nita in The Mountebanks for the BBC, Brangäne Tristan und Isolde for the Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon and Katharina Schratt in Mayerling for the Royal Ballet, London.

Concert engagements have included Verdi Requiem with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra, Mozart Mass in C for the Polski Chor Kameralny, Taverner’s Supernatural Songs with the City of London Sinfonia and an Opera Gala with the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Future engagments include touring with “Fireworks”, a concert of great Rossini scenes for English Touring Opera, Elcia (Mose in Egitto, Rossini) for Chelsea Opera Group, Siegrune for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden in the Ring Cycle (autumn 2018) and a return to the Royal Ballet for Mayerling.

Catherine sings the role of Penelope in our mid year production of Return of Ulysses in 2019.

Catherine Carby

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