Catriona Gallo is a multi-faceted singer whose work encompasses many genres, from classical song through grand opera to Gothic Rock.
Catriona trained as a classical dancer and actress in Scotland, before turning to singing. After several years working in Italy with Luciano Pavarotti and with Eva Andor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest, Catriona completed her vocal studies with Joan Carlyle in Wales.
As a lyric soprano, with zwischenfach capabilities, she has performed a number of contrasting operatic roles, including Suor Angelica, Elle (La Voix Humaine), Pamina, Erste Dame ( Die Zauberflöte), La Marchesa (Verdi, Giorno di Regno), Carmen, Natasha (Prokofiev: War and Peace), La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein, Komponist.
As a passionate performer of Lieder, Catriona makes space for recital work whenever possible. She has performed with the pianists Helen Cawthorne, Nigel Foster, Larissa Gergieva, Dmitri Klimov, James Lockhart, Marina Primanchenko and Alexander Schmalz. Her passion for Russian music led her to study Rachmaninov Lieder with Larissa Gergieva at the Mariinsky Theatre Academy but her repertoire embraces song cycles in many languages and ranges from Messiaen, Schumann, Richard Strauss and Medtner to new collaborations with contemporary quarter-tone composers.
Catriona is equally at home on the concert platform and has performed as soloist in many oratorios in France and Germany, where she is now based.
As a contrast to the classical music world, Catriona also performs as lead singer with world music bands (recently with Dr Vladimir Ivanoff), Gothic bands and as a classical actor.
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