Catherine Swanson sang her California debut, was heard in concerts in Germany and Switzerland as well as on an extensive recital tour through China in the past season.
While still a student, she received numerous invitations as a concert soloist for the sacred works of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart. Solo contracts at several opera houses including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mannheim, Saarbrücken and Basel followed, with guest appearances at La Fenice in Venice, Dresden‘s Semperoper, the Viennese Festwochen, in Budapest, Berlin, Amsterdam, Lille, Barcelona and Stuttgart.
Catherine Swanson has previously sung roles such as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Madama Cortese in Rossini‘s Il viaggio a Reims, the Primadonna in Donizetti‘s Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, Musetta in La Bohème, Berg‘s Lulu, Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, Gluck‘s Euridice, Strawinsky‘s Rossignol and Mozart‘s Zaide.
Numerous CD, television and radio recordings with works of Mendelssohn, Telemann, Schubert, Mozart, Fauré, Offenbach, Ravel, Dvorak, Franck, Verdi and Beethoven document her artistic versatility.
The current focus of her creative work is as an avid concert soloist and recitalist, the latter often in chamber music instrumentation, with piano or organ and obbligato instrument or with harp accompaniment. Catherine Swanson has a repertoire of over 300 Art Songs in many different languages. Singing on an international level, numerous programmes have taken her through 14 countries in Europe, North America and Asia.