Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mezzo
Catherine Wyn-Rogers was a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, studying with Meriel St Clair and gaining several prizes including the Dame Clara Butt award. She continued her studies with Ellis Keeler and now works with Diane Forlano.
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 in concert with Leonard Slatkin, Bernard Haitink, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Roger Norrington, Edward Gardner 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 and appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Sosostris in The Midsummer Marriage. She made her debut for the Teatro alla Scala as Mrs Sedley in Peter Grimes, and for the Metropolitan Opera as Adelaide in Arabella. She is a regular guest of the English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, and has also worked with the Scottish Opera, the Welsh National Opera, Opera North, the Salzburg Festival, the Netherlands Opera and the Bordeaux Opera.
Upcoming concert engagements include the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Peter Oundjian and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis. Catherine returns to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to sing her first Mary in Der Fliegende Höllander, and makes her debut for the Glyndebourne Festival with Rape of Lucretia.