Catherine Compton, soprano
Soprano Catherine Compton has performed throughout the United States and Europe. A frequent recitalist, she is dedicated to advancing the works of female composers with special focus for the songs of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Catherine was a Fulbright fellow in Leipzig, Germany, where she sang with the Leipzig Bach Festival, Mendelssohn Haus Museum, and Gewandhaus zu Leipzig as well as the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Fulbright Kommission in Berlin. Recent performances in the US include Lili Boulanger’s Clairières dans le ciel at Indiana University, the Brahms Requiem with the Truman Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Cantata 51 with the Brownsville Chamber Orchestra, and Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Central Iowa Symphony. Operatic roles include Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Magic Flute), Erste Dame (Magic Flute), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), and Gretel (Hansel & Gretel), among others. She has been a winner in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition.