Catherine Martin


American mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin continues to make an impact in repertoire ranging from Verdi and Wagner to Strauss and Bellini. Her 2019|2020 season included Wellgunde in Götterdämmerung with the National Taichung Theatre in Taiwan, the cover of Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking and singing the 2nd Norn in Götterdämmerung and Waltraute in Die Walküre at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and covering Marguerite in Berlioz's Le damnation de Faust with the Metropolitan Opera.

Engagements for this season include Waltraute in Twilight: Gods with Michigan Opera Theatre and Dame Quickly in Falstaff with Berkshire Opera Festival as well as cancelled productions of Lohengrin with The Dallas Opera and Dead Man Walking with The Metropolitan Opera.

Highlights from recent seasons include 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, and Dallas Symphony; 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 and covering Didon in Les Troyens with Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Maddalena in Rigoletto with New Orleans Opera and Opera Santa Barbara.

Previously at Lyric: Waltraute/Twilight: Gods (2020/21), Eva Crowley/An American Dream (2018|19), Waltraute/Die Walküre (2017|18), and Hécube/ Les Troyens (2016|17).

Last updated: March 8, 2021