'Catriona Hewitson has a lovely peaches-and-cream timbre’

David Karlin




Edinburgh-born soprano Catriona Hewitson won the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Loveday Song Prize and is an Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera where she will sing Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2022. She is a Samling Artist and Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist 2018-2020. Having previously studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, ENO Opera Works and City of Edinburgh Music School, Catriona is a graduate of the Royal College of Music Opera Studio studying with Professor Janis Kelly. In 2022 she also sang in recital with Malcolm Martineau as part of the RCS: Fridays at One series for BBC Radio 3.

Whilst working for Scottish Opera, she has also performed Adina L’elisir d’amore and Despina Così fan tutte, which were released for online distribution, and was the soprano for their Opera Highlights film before going on to cover Gretel Hansel and Gretel and Nannetta in Sir David McVicar's production of Falstaff. Catriona also performed with The Grange Festival in their inaugural season as Cis Albert Herring and recently performed Donna Rinaldo for Glyndebourne Touring Opera as well as covering in their Festival season. She has also covered lead roles for Garsington Festival Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist, and for English Touring Opera including Sophie Werther. Other roles performed include Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, directed by Sir Thomas Allen, Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Edwige in Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe (RCM).

Highlights on the concert platform include performing at St Martin-in-the-Fields and touring with the Ulster Orchestra. Catriona has also performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh International Festival and Lammermuir Festival. Catriona was a finalist in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards and Royal Over-Seas League Vocal Category. She has won several other prizes including the Clare Croiza Prize for French Song and the Chris Petty English Song Competition.

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