Catherine Foster

Catherine Foster

Together with other roles in the heavy dramatic field such as Elektra, Turandot and Isolde, the English soprano Catherine Foster became known worldwide primarily for her interpretation of Brünnhilde, with which she performed at the Bayreuth Festival for six years in a row.
In addition to the Bayreuth Festival, it quickly conquered the international stages and so it could be heard in Hamburg, Berlin, Tokyo, Washington DC, Budapest, Amsterdam and at the Liceu in Barcelona.

After completing her studies in 1999, Catherine Foster's career began in 2001 in Weimar, where she soon sang roles in the difficult dramatic field. Shortly afterwards she was invited by other major opera houses and made her debut at the Semperoper Dresden in 2006.

Catherine Foster quickly developed from her first role as Queen of the Night to Brünnhilde in the Ring of the Nibelung in summer 2008. The new production of the Ring of the Nibelung by Frank Castorf in 2013 at the Bayreuth Festival under the direction of Kirill Petrenko marks a high point in her career, which she pursues with a lot of passion and dedication for "her" art.

In 2014 Catherine Foster was honored with an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for her work as an internationally successful singer.

In recognition of her Wagner interpretations, in which she puts a lot of passion, she was awarded the Reginald Goodall Prize by the London Wagner Society in 2018.

Catherine Foster has worked with outstanding conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Marek Janowski, Adam Fisher, Philip Auguin, Simone Young, Sir Donald Runnicles and Daniel Barenboim.

After her great success at the Müpa Budapest 2019 Wagner Days under the direction of Adam Fischer, the 2019/20 season begins with a new role at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, where she can be seen as the dyer in "Die Frau ohne Schatten" (who is the musical director Alexander Soddy). Another highlight of the season will be her UK debut, where the artist will perform in the title role of Elektra with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits at the Birmingham Symphony Hall. She will also appear as Isolde, Turandot and Elektra in Bologna and Sofia and will return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Cologne Opera and the National Theater Wiesbaden with these roles. In the further future she will again be seen on the concert stage with renowned orchestras.

Catherine Foster lives in Weimar.