|Catherine Naglestad was born in California to Scandinavian parents and earned her Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory, furthering her studies in Rome, Milan and New York.
In 2006 the German Ministry of Fine Arts awarded her the title 'Kammersängerin' for her outstanding capacity in repertoire ranging from Barock to Verismo. In an international survey of critics, Opernwelt magazine named her the 'Singer of the Year' for her penetratingly intense role portrayals as Alceste and Norma. She was voted 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' in Dallas for her Tosca, a role she has sung with radiant success in London, Paris, Marseille, Baden-Baden, Berlin, Stuttgart and Bregenz.
She has sung with the festivals of Salzburg, Bregenz, Edinburgh, Baden-Baden, Dresden, Munich, Ruhr Triennale, Budapest Spring Festival, Osaka International Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in concerts broadcast live from Suntory Hall in Tokio. Her opera house appearances include London (Covent Garden), San Francisco, Dallas, Paris (Bastille and Palais Garnier), Lyon, Marseille, Berlin (Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper), Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Stuttgart.
Catherine Naglestad’s richly varied repertoire includes roles such as Norma, Alceste, Alcina, Rodelinda, Melissa/Amadigi, Nedda, Poppea, Vitellia, Donna Elvira, Fiordiligi, Konstanze, Musetta, Liù, Tosca, Aida, Elisabetta/Don Carlos, Leonore/Il Trovatore, Amelia/Ballo in maschera, Violetta, Dejanira/Royal Palace, Catherine/Der Protagonist, Herzogin von Parma/Doktor Faust, and Salome.
Her La Clemenza di Tito from Paris, Alceste, Alcina and Die Entführung aus dem Serail from Stuttgart have been recorded live for international television and are available on DVD.
Future projects include: Tosca at Vienna and Berlin State Opera, in Munich and Orange; Aida at the Bregenz Festival; Senta/Fliegender Holländer in Amsterdam; Tote Stadt in Madrid; Salome in Cologne and Vienna; Elisabetta/Don Carlos in Cologne; Manon Lescaut in Marseille; Madama Butterfly at Washington Opera.
Bio last updated: 4/292009
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|Grants awarded:||La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)(Paris) DVD
Alcina (Handel)(Stuttgart) DVD
Alceste (Lully)(Stuttgart) DVD
Die Entführung aus dem Serail DVD (Stuttgart)(Mozart)