'Catriona Hewitson has a lovely peaches-and-cream timbre’
Edinburgh-born soprano Catriona Hewitson won the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Loveday Song Prize and starts as an Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera for their 2020/21 Season. 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. Recently she 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.
Catriona 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 SophieWerther. 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.
This year she will be making her debut at St John’s Smith Square.
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