Catherine Foster

Soprano
One of the greatest Brünnhildes of time, British soprano Catherine Foster has collaborated with  important conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Hartmut Haenchen, Marek Janowski, Kirill Petrenko and Donald Runnicles. Her international breakthrough came in 2006, when she sang the Empress in "Die Frau ohne Schatten" (both a role and house debut) at the Semperoper in Dresden. She has sung Brünnhilde for the past five years in the Bayreuth Festival "Ring" (Kirill Petrenko / Frank Castorf) and has also sung this famed role at the Berlin State Opera, in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Helsinki, Washington, Budapest and Tokio, amongst others. No stranger to Wiesbaden, Catherine Foster sang Brünnhilde here in the new production of "Götterdämmerung" in 2017, and returned to reprise the role in the 2017/18 season. In addition, she was one of the soloists in the 2017 International May Festival Gala Concert.

Ms. Foster studied singing in Birmingham, Manchester and London. She made her operatic debut as Queen of the Knight at Opera Northern Ireland and Welsh National Opera. She was an ensemble member at the Weimar National Theatre from 2001 - 2011, initially as light-dramatic soprano, before changing to the dramatic fach. Her repertoire includes Abigaille ("Nabucco"), Elisabeth ("Tannhäuser"), Senta ("Der fliegende Holländer"), Brünnhilde ("Ring"), Isolde ("Tristan und Isolde"), as well as the title roles in "Turandot" and "Elektra". She also sang Elektra in Wiesbaden during the 2015/16 season.

Productions

Brünnhilde in »Götterdämmerung«

Gallery

Photo: Sven-Helge Czichy
Elektra
Dalia Schaechter, Catherine Foster
Photo: Sven-Helge Czichy
Elektra
Erika Sunnegårdh, Catherine Foster
Photo: Sven-Helge Czichy
Elektra
Catherine Foster