BIOGRAPHY

The french mezzo-soprano Sophie Catherin studied in Germany and currently lives in Berlin. She works mainly as a performer of opera and contemporary music theater.

Born in Paris, France, Sophie Catherin first studies german culture at the ENS-Lyon before moving to Germany to study lyrical singing and opera at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.

She gains her first work experiences on the stages of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and of the opera houses of Dresden, Leipzig, Freiburg and Cottbus. She also sang for various summer festivals like Oper Oder Spee, the Choriner Opernsommer and the Rencontres Lyriques (Geneva). In 2019 she sang on the stage of the margrave theater for the Bayreuther festival's celebrations of Siegfried Wagner's 150 Birthday. Her roles include Meg (Falstaff), Lazuli (L'étoile), Hermia (Midsummernight's dream), Berta (Il Barbiere di Seviglia),  Der Tod (Jedermann), and the 4rth sister -covering for Trude- in Siegfried Wagners An allem ist Hüttchen Schuld.

Sophie Catherin is also an experienced contemporary music-theater performer. She collaborated with young composers like Irene Galindo Quero, Joseph Lake or Carlos Cotallo-Solares and with confirmed ones, like Hans Wütthrich and Helmut Oehring. Since 2017 she sang regularly for Opera Lab Berlin, and performed with them music from Carola Bauckholt, Bernhard Lang, Stockhausen and Evan Gardner. She started her own experimental opera company, Opéra sur tréteaux, with composer Daniel Arnaldos, director Eva-Maria Weiss, and Baryton Johannes Held. They brought their first production Looking for Dulcinea, an original piece based on Massenets Don Quichotte, in February 2020 to the Berliner stage.

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