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Amy Catt

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

American mezzo-soprano Amy Catt is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus, which she joined in 2007. Her solo roles with The Royal Opera since joining the Chorus have included Lap Dancer (Anna Nicole, world premiere), Nun (Suor Angelica) and Voice of Unborn Child (Die Frau ohne Schatten), and she has understudied roles in Dialogues des Carmélites, Parsifal, Elektra, Rigoletto, Lulu, The Gambler and The Cunning Little Vixen. Other performances at the Royal Opera House include First Norn (Siegfrieds Tod) at the Wagner Rarities Concert in the Linbury Studio Theatre.

Catt studied at the University of Iowa, on apprenticeship programmes with Sarasota Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera, as a resident artist with Virginia Opera and on the Metropolitan Opera Outreach programme. Her repertory includes Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) and Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia). She made her Carnegie Hall debut singing in Mozart’s Vesperae de Dominica and has since sung Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vesperae solennes de Confessore there.

Catt’s wide discography includes Viva Vivaldi, A Tribute to Diana and the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings. She has performed in a charity concert with Royal Ballet pianist Philip Cornfield in support of Antenatal Results and Choices.