© Uwe Arens
© Uwe Arens

Catherine Foster

– World management –

Catherine Foster is one of the leading dramatic sopranos worldwide and is internationally recognized for her exceptional portrayal of the most important roles in her repertoire. In the 2023/24 season, the artist will appear, amongst others, in the titular role of Puccini’s Turandot, both at the Hamburg State Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.


This summer, she returns as Brünnhilde and Isolde to the prestigious Bayreuth Festival. A milestone of the 2022/23 season was her highly successful house debut at the Royal Opera House in London under the musical direction of Antonio Pappano. Prior to that, she was celebrated at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein for her interpretation of Turandot, conducted by Axel Kober. Catherine Foster also had sensational successes as Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Ring Cycle with the Dresden Philharmonic under the baton of Marek Janowski and at the Wagner Days in Budapest (MüPa) under Adam Fischer, as well as Elektra in her Australian debut with the Victorian Opera in Melbourne with Richard Mills conducting, at the Hamburg State Opera in the production by Dmitri Tcherniakov, with Kent Nagano and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin under Alexander Soddy. Further highlights of the season were performances as Isolde at the Teatro Real Madrid under the musical direction of Semyon Bychkov and at the Teatro San Carlo Naples, conducted by Constantin Trinks.


Her extensive repertoire includes additional roles, such as Färberin in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Senta in Der fliegende Holländer, Abigaille in Nabucco, Leonore in Fidelio, Leonora in La forza del destino and Il trovatore, Eglatine in Euryanthe, Elisabetta in Don Carlo and Elisabeth in Tannhäuser.


The singer is also a welcome guest on international concert stages and interprets works, such as Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s 8th Symphony (Magna Peccatrix), Britten’s War Requiem and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with great artistry.


Catherine Foster regularly collaborates with important conductors like Kirill Petrenko, Marek Janowski, Adam Fisher, Philippe Auguin, Simone Young, Sir Donald Runnicles, Hartmut Haenchen, Alexander Soddy, Juraj Valcuha, Kent Nagano, Dan Ettinger and Daniel Barenboim at the world’s most renowned opera houses, including Washington, Tokyo, Shanghai, Bologna, Barcelona, Madrid, Budapest, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich.


For her extraordinary performances as an international singer, Catherine Foster was awarded an honorary scholarship from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The London Wagner Society also awarded her the prestigious Reginald Goodall Prize for her dedication to the works of Richard Wagner.

May 2023 – For the most recent biography, please contact Bartosz Jakóbczak