Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Catriona Morison Mezzo Soprano

Recipient of Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship 2013

Catriona was born in Edinburgh into a musical family and learned to play violin and viola before turning to singing. She studied at Berlin University of the Arts and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with Distinction. Catriona won the Toonkunst Oratorio Prize at the 50th Hertogenbosch competition in Holland, and was a finalist at the Hilde Zadek Voice Competition in Vienna.


Catriona is a Samling Artist and was a member of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project and the Thuringian Opera Studio. She debuted with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in 2014, and performed at the BBC Proms 2013, and at the Salzburg Easter Festival 2015. She has sung under distinguished conductors including Franz Welser-Möst, Christoph Altstaedt, David Parry and Jos van Immerseel.


She is an ensemble member of Wuppertal Opera, where her roles this season include Nicklausse [Les contes d’Hoffmann], Clarice [The Love for Three Oranges], and Maddalena [Rigoletto]. Previous engagements include Annina [Der Rosenkavalier] at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Pisandro [Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria] for Theater Erfurt, Jacob in Leonard Evers’ fairy-tale opera GOLD! for Theater Nordhausen, and staged versions of Mozart’s Requiem for Theater Hof in Bavaria and Handel’s Alexander’s Feast for the Lithuanian National Opera.

This biography was last updated in June 2017.