After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, Catherine Trottmann joined the Ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper where she made her first stage appearances.
The young soprano swiftly made an impression for her richness of tone and her talent as an actress, appearing in major international venues and festivals such as Opéra de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Philharmonie, The Edinburgh and Aix-en-Provence Festivals.
Nominated in 2017 at the Victoires de la Musique in the category “Révélation Artiste Lyrique” and HSBC Prize Winner at the Aix-en-Provence International Festival, she also won the First Prize at the Manhattan International Music Competition.
Catherine Trottmann recently made a sensational debut as Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore at the Bordeaux National Opera.
Recognised for her versatility, she is regularly invited to sing Rossini, in particular the role of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Edinburgh Festival and the Konzerthaus in Dortmund. Add to this Le Comte Ory at the Opéra-Théâtre in Metz, Il Turco in Italia at the Dijon Opera and La Cenerentola in Lausanne, Limoges and Vienna.
Also a lover of Mozart, Catherine has taken the stage as Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Lausanne Opera, the Bremen Musikfest and the Beaune Festival, not to mention Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra National du Rhin and her Flaminia in Il Mondo della luna at the Opéra-Théâtre in Metz.
Catherine Trottmann is also an exponent of the French repertoire. She has sung in Debussy’s La Demoiselle élue with the Orchestre National d’l’Ile-de-France at the Paris Philharmonie, Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges at the Salle Pleyel, the Lille and Limoges opera houses, Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été with the Orchestre Regional de Normandie, Honegger’s Le Roi David at the Salle Pleyel and in Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. She has embodied the roles of Princess Cunégonde in Jacques Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte at the Lyon Opera, Diane in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysees and the title role in Henri Sauguet’s Tistou les pouces verts at the Rouen Opera.
She it was who created the role of La Rose in Michaël Levinas’ Le Petit Prince at the Lausanne Opera, the Lille Opera, the Grand Théâtre in Geneva and the Théâtre du Chatelet.
Other notable highlights in her career have been the title role in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel in Metz and Eliza Doolittle in Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady in Lausanne.
Also active on the concert stage, Catherine has performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major at the Avignon Opera, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio in Russia with the Moscow New Philharmonic Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with both the Orchestre National de Lyon and Orchestre National de Lorraine, and the French premiere of Leonid Desyatnikov’s Illusions perdues with the Bolshoi Ballet at the Palais Garnier.
Catherine Trottmann will soon be offering her long-awaited title role debut in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Rennes Opera.