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Catriona Hewitson

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Monica
The Medium (Menotti)
Magnetic Opera
2017
Cis
Albert Herring (Britten)
The Grange Festival
2017
Musetta​
La bohème (Puccini)
Magnetic Opera
2016
Sophie
Der Rosenkavalier (scenes) (Strauss, R)
RCM
2016
Sophie
Werther (Massenet)
English Touring Opera
2015
Yniold
Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy)
English Touring Opera
2015
Emmie
Albert Herring (Britten)
RCMIOS
2015
Susanna
Le nozze di Figaro, scenes (Mozart)
Italian Opera Summer School
2015
Despina
Cosi fan tutte, scenes (Mozart)
Italian Opera Summer School
2015
Clorinda
La Cenerentola (scenes) (Rossini)
RCM
2015
Amore
Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
RNCM
2014

Operetta/G&S

Ida
Die Fledermaus (in English) (Strauss, J)
RCMIOS
2015

Musical Theatre

Marta
Company (Sondheim)
RNCM
2014

Chorus

Soprano
Iris (Mascagni)
Opera Holland Park
2016
Soprano Soloist
La bohème (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2016
Soprano
The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky)
Opera Holland Park
2016
Soprano, semi chorus
Giove (Handel)
RCMIOS, London Handel Festival
2015
Soprano
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
RCMIOS
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
St Martin-in-the-Fields
2016
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
St Martin-in-the-Fields
2015
Soloist
Christmas Tour (Various)
Ulster Orchestra
2014
Soprano Soloist
Stabat Mater (Szymanowski)
Bridgewater Hall
2014

Session Work

2nd Soprano Chorus
Various (Various)
London Voices
2016
2nd Soprano Chorus
Various (Various)
London Voices
2014

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Clare Croiza Prize for French Song (2014)

Competitions

Royal Over-Seas League Vocal Finalist (2017)

Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards Finalist (2016)

2nd place, Lies Askonas Competition (2015)

Cuthbert Smith Prize (2015)

Masters of Vocal Performance
Royal College of Music
2014–2016
Postgraduate Diploma
Royal Northern College of Music
2013–2014
Bachelor of Music (Honours)
Royal Northern College of Music
2009–2013

ABOUT

Edinburgh-born Soprano, Catriona Hewitson began her training at the City of Edinburgh Music School with Fiona Milne before studying for five years at the Royal Northern College of Music under Debborah Rees and receiving a first class BMus (Hons) degree and a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction. She continues her studies at the Royal College of Music with Janis Kelly for her Masters. She has won several prizes including the Clare Croiza Prize for French Song, the Chris Petty English Song Competition, the Cuthbert Smith Prize as well as being a finalist in the Frederic Cox Award for Singers and the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award, she also came second in the Lies Askonas Competition.

Highlights on the concert platform include performing in St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of the Brandeburg Choral Festival, making her debut in the Bridgewater Hall singing Szymnovski’s Stabat Mater and touring Northern Ireland with the Ulster Orchestra. She has performed recitals for the Scottish Arts Club and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as in Manchester, London and recorded a half hour recital for the radio programme ‘Classics Unwrapped’. She sings for the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service Singers, London Voices, the Orchestra for the Age of Enlightenment Chorus, Caledonian Voices, Ludus Baroque and was a member of the National Youth Choir of Scotland.

Last autumn, Catriona worked with English Touring Opera covering the roles of Sophie - Werther and Yniold - Pelléas et Mélisande. Other roles include Ida - Die Fledermaus (with John Copley), Emmie - Albert Herring (RCMIOS), Amore - Orfeo ed Euridice, Harry - Albert Herring, Marta - Company, Wife - Paradise Moscow (RNCM), First Young Tree/Squirrel - Paul Bunyan (British Youth Opera), Ensemble - Giove in Argo (London Handel Festival/RCMIOS), Amour - Orfeo and Eurydice (Winterbourne Opera) and Belinda - Dido and Aeneas (Ebarocum Baroque).


Recent and future performances include working with Opera Holland Park in their productions of Iris (Mascagni), La Boheme and Queen of Spades across the length of the summer season. Catriona will be making her debut with Magnetic Opera in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival playing Musette - La Boheme. She will also be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform a recital with Ingrid Sawyers.

Catriona is an RCM Scholar who is supported by the Emma Rose Memorial Award and is also generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, Hope Scott Trust, the James Caird Travelling Fund, the Cross Trust and PS.

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