Praised by The Washington Post for her “gorgeous, warm voice that you want to keep listening to,” American mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin continues to make an impact in repertoire ranging from Verdi and Wagner to Strauss and Bellini. The 2021-2022 brings Ms. Martin to Kentucky Opera for her role debut as Orfeo in Orfeo ed Eurydice, Opera Carolina as Amneris is Aida, The Dallas Opera as the Minkswoman in Flight, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, and Maryland Lyric Opera as Eboli in Don Carlos. In the previous season, Ms. Martin appeared as Waltraute in Twilight: Gods with Michigan Opera Theatre and Lyric Opera of Chicago as well as postponed or cancelled productions of Lohengrin with The Dallas Opera and Dead Man Walking with The Metropolitan Opera.

Her 2019-2020 season included Wellgunde in Götterdämmerung with the National Taichung Theatre in Taiwan, the cover of Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking and singing the 2nd Norn in Götterdämmerung and Waltraute in Die Walküre at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and covering Marguerite in Berlioz’s Le damnation de Faust with the Metropolitan Opera.

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