Falstaff sparred deliciously with Catharine’s Alice Ford - his match in every way, a minxy housewife who didn’t need her alarming hot pink and leopard print wardrobe to dominate every scene she was in
— Alexandra Coughlan, Opera Magazine
 
As Iernin, Catharine Rogers was the uncontestable star of the show. She has a powerful dramatic soprano voice with a rich, full sound
— Ilana Walder-Biesanz, Bachtrack
 

Catharine was in the live finals of the Lauritz Melchior Competition in 2017, and most recently covered Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for the Royal Opera. Future engagements include Beethoven 9th Symphony & Mendelssohn Psalm 42 for Eclectic Voices & The Covent Garden Orchestra in London, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Bishop’s Stortford Choral Society, & Elisabetta Don Carlo for Fulham Opera. 

 

Catharine studied Music at the University of Durham, Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban & at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has worked at English National Opera, Scottish Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival and many other prestigious companies and festivals. Career highlights include a documentary for the Open University - Future Diva, and performing at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Coronation Festival in 2014. In 2017 she appeared in comedy series “Taskmaster” on Dave & also demonstrated the function of the vocal tract by singing Puccini in an MRI scanner for the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. In January 2018 she performed excerpts of Madama Butterfly as a featured artist in ITV drama “Next Of Kin”.

 

 

 

Her opera roles include Mimi La Boheme (Regent’s Opera), Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Diva Opera UK), Alice Ford Falstaff (Fulham Opera), Edna Tobias & The Angel and Sarah Clemency (both Highbury Opera Theatre). 

Photographs by Tom Medwell