Catherine Martin Headshot


Mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin’s 2021-2022 season features her role debut as Orfeo in Orfeo ed Eurydice with Kentucky Opera, her debut with Dallas Opera as the Minkswoman in Flight, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and her debut with Maryland Lyric Opera as Eboli in Don Carlos. Highlights from past seasons include Waltraute in Twilight: Gods with Michigan Opera Theatre and Lyric Opera of Chicago; Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking with Minnesota Opera and Dayton Opera; performances in various roles from Wagner’s Ring Cycle with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, the Dallas Symphony, and National Taichung Theatre in Taiwan; Amneris in Aïda with Houston Grand Opera, Opera Colorado, and Opera Santa Barbara; Adalgisa in Norma with Florida Grand Opera; Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos at The Glimmerglass Festival; Hécube in Les Troyens with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Maddalena in Rigoletto with New Orleans Opera and Opera Santa Barbara; Herodias in Salome with Dayton Opera; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra; and Messiah with the Handel Oratorio Society. Ms. Martin is also an avid interpreter of contemporary opera and has appeared as Mary in the world premiere of The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me with Washington National Opera; Genevieve in The Long Christmas Dinner with American Symphony Orchestra; Tamara in Enemies, A Love Story with Kentucky Opera; Eva Crowley in An American Dream with Lyric Opera of Chicago, and many others.