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Born Edinburgh.

Scottish mezzo-soprano.

Catherine Backhouse began singing as a chorister at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. She then graduated from Durham University with an honours degree in music, before continuing to train in London, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She gained a distinction in the Opera Studies and Artist Diploma programmes. As a member of the Britten-Pears Young Artists programme from Aldeburgh, she made her first appearance at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2014, as Kate Julian in the Scottish premiere of Owen Wingrave. In the autumn of 2017 she joined Scottish Opera as the Robertson Trust Emerging Artist for that season, making her debut as Annina in La traviata, before joining the Opera Highlights tour.

Roles in Scotland

Kate Mrs Julian's daughter
Owen Wingrave 2014
Student in Seneca's entourage
Incoronazione di Poppea 2014
Jan Tait
Jan Tait and the Bear 2016
Annina Violetta's maid
Traviata 2017

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