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Catherine Wyn-Rogers



Catherine Wyn-Rogers in action.
Catherine Wyn-Rogers as Filipyevna in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin © Photograph by Bill Cooper, ROH 2015

British mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers made her Royal Opera debut in 1989 as Schwertleite (Die Walküre). Her roles since have included Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Mrs Sedley and Auntie (Peter Grimes), First Norn (Götterdämmerung), Erda (Das Rheingold and Siegfried), Sosostris (The Midsummer Marriage), Voice of Lucrezia (Palestrina), Magdalene (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Spirit of Antonia’s mother (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Filipyevna (Eugene Onegin). She has performed Song of the Earth for The Royal Ballet.

Wyn-Rogers studied at the Royal College of Music. She sings for leading companies and houses including La Scala, Milan, Paris Opéra, Bavarian State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Teatro Comunale, Florence, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Houston Grand Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival. Her repertory includes Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Waltraute (Götterdämmerung), Filipyevna (Eugene Onegin), Adelaide (Arabella), Mrs Herring (Albert Herring), Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia), Mrs Grose (The Turn of the Screw) and Sickwoman (Moses und Aron).

Wyn-Rogers enjoys a prolific concert career, including appearances with all the major British orchestras, with period ensembles including The English Concert, the Academy of Ancient Music and The Sixteen, and at the Three Choirs, Edinburgh and Aldeburgh festivals and the BBC Proms. She has sung in recital at the Wigmore Hall among many other venues. Her many recordings include Handel’s Samson and Messiah with Harry Christophers and Poulenc songs with Malcolm Martineau. She lives in Gloucestershire, where she is active in local music.