CáTia Moreso

CáTia Moreso

Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano

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«"...but by far the most impressive performance of the evening came from Cátia Moreso as Madame de Croissy, the old Prioress. Her death scene was not only moving, but sung with an amazing depth of feeling and Moreso possesses a full, rich mezzo-soprano voice which not only did this role justice but augurs well for an exciting professional career, which surely beckons."»
Whatsonstage (2017)
2016Stravinsky: Oedipus rexJocasta
2016Dvořák: RusalkaJezibaba (Witch)
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflySuzuki
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroMarcellina
2015Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressMother Goose
2015Rossini: La CenerentolaTisbe
2014Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2014Verdi: Don CarloLa princesse Eboli
2014Verdi: RigolettoMaddalena
2014Almeida: La SpinalbaDianora
2013Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2013Verdi: RequiemMezzo-Soprano
2013Ponchielli: La GiocondaLa Cieca
2011Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesMadame De Croissy
2011Almeida: La SpinalbaElisa


Considered by reviews with a "refined and browsed low register with resonant and powerful high notes" the Portuguese mezzo-soprano Cátia Moreso operatic roles include Jocasta in Oedipus Rex, Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, La baronesa in Lidane y Dalmiro (Lisbon Opera House), Ježibaba and 3rd Nymph in Rusalka in Valladolid, Dona Mor in O cavaleiro das mãos action all São by Ruy Coelho, Mother Goose the The Rake's Progress, Tisbe La Cenerentola, Eva in Comedy on the Bridge, Second Witch and Spirit in Dido and Aeneas, Page in Salome, Clotilde in Norma (Lisbon Opera House), Maddalena and Giovanna in Rigoletto, Mezzo in trio vocal of Lady Sarashina by Péter Eötvös, Giano in Almeida’s Trionfo D’Amore (Músicos do Tejo, Lisboa), 3rd Woman Farmer Village Romeo and Juliet by Delius, 3rd Lady in The Magic Flute, Hanna Wilson/Tracy in Losers by Richard Wargo (Wexford Festival), La Baronne in Cherubin by Massenet, Elisa and Dianora in Almeida’s La Spinalba, Madame de Croissy in Les dialogues des Carmelites (GSMD), Proserpina in Oliver’s Euridice (BYO), the cover title role Zanetto (Opera Holland Park), Carmella in La vida breve with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (Tanglewood Festival), Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro (Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon), the Cover of Mère Jeanne in Les dialogues des Carmelites and Gertrude in Fortunio by Messager (GPO). Other roles performed include Mrs. Quickly in Falstaff, the title role Carmen, Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana (Woodhouse, UK), Eboli Don Carlo , la Cieca in La Gioconda in Valladolid.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Stravinsky: Oedipus rex Jocasta 24 hours Teatro Nacional De São Carlos E Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa 2016
Dvořák: Rusalka Jezibaba (Witch) 1 week Universidad de Valladolid 2016
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Suzuki 24 hours Teatro Nacional De São Carlos E Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa 2015
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Marcellina 1 week Orquestra Gulbenkian 2015
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress Mother Goose 24 hours Teatro Nacional De São Carlos E Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa 2015


II concurso de Canto da Fundação Rotária Portuguesa
Concurso de Canto José Augusto Alegria