Catrin Johnsson

Catrin Johnsson

Chorus Director (Auckland)

Catrin Johnsson, ARAM, Mezzo-soprano, was born in Sweden and trained at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and at the Royal Academy of Music, London. In 2018 she was awarded an ARAM from the Royal Academy of Music for “significant contribution to the music profession”.

Catrin has worked as a principal artist for companies such as English National Opera, Opera Holland Park and English Touring Opera. Roles include the title role in The Duchess of Malfi for English National Opera, Medoro Orlando, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, La Ciesca Gianni Schicchi and Dimitri Fedora, Dorabella Così fan tutte,  Orlofsky Die Fledermaus, Dido Dido and Aeneas, Carmen Carmen,  Meg Page Falstaff, Hansel Hansel and Gretel, Second Lady (for NZO), Third Lady and Third Boy The Magic Flute, Adelberto Ottone and Idelberto Lotario, Nicklausse Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Prince The Happy Prince, Zerlina Don Giovanni.

In concert, she has performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and St John’s, Smith Square in London. She recently premiered and recorded Sit Down With Me Awhile, a song cycle by NZ composer Janet Jennings.

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