Catherine Foster

Catherine Foster


Through her six consecutive years as Bayreuth’s Brunnhilde the British Dramatic Soprano Catherine Foster is becoming well known for her interpretation of Brunnhilde along with her other dramatic roles Elektra, Turandot and Isolde across Europe and the world.

Catherine Foster quickly went on to the major houses in Germany as well as onto international stages, including the Bayreuth Festival, Hamburg, Berlin, Tokyo, Washington DC, Budapest, Amsterdam, Liceu, to name but a few.

Finishing her studies in 1999 Catherine Foster started in Weimar in 2001 where she developed fast into the dramatic repertoire. She was soon being asked to sing as guest in other houses such as the Semperoper Dresden, making her house debut there in 2006

Catherine’s extraordinarily fast development from her first role of the Queen of the Night to the Ring as Brunnhilde by summer 2008 and onto the centenary Bayreuth production of the Ring in 2013 with Kirill Petrenko conducting shows an unwavering commitment to her art.

2014 Catherine was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for her work as an international singer. Recently she was awarded the Reginald Goodall award in 2018 for her devotion to the works of Richard Wagner by the London Wagner society.

Catherine has had the privilege of working with conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Marek Janowski, Adam Fisher, Philip Auguin, Simone Young, Sir Donald Runnicles and Daniel Barenboim.

Following her huge success at Mupa Budapest 2019 Wagner Days with Adam Fischer the 2019/20 season begins with a new role at National Theater Mannheim as Fäberin in Die Frau Ohne Schatten and GMD Alexander Soddy. Other highlights this season will include her debut in the UK singing the title role of Elektra with the Bournemouth Symphony and Kirill Karabits at the Birmingham Symphony Hall as well as two new Opera houses in Italy and Bulgaria singing Isolde, Turandot and Elektra. Future engagement will see Catherine returning to the concert platform alongside prominent orchestras as well as returning to Deutsche Oper Berlin, Cologne opera and Wiesbaden with Turandot, Isolde and Elektra.

Catherine Foster lives in Weimar, Germany.

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