Australian Mezzo-soprano Catherine Carby studied at the Canberra School of Music and the Royal College of Music, London.
In Australia she has performed with the major opera companies including Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Victoria State Opera and West Australian Opera in roles including Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Contess Geschwitz (Lulu), for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award, Mallika (Lakme?), Ruggiero (Alcina), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Arsace (Partenope), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Nicklausse (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) and Fenena (Nabucco).
Other companies she has worked with include Buxton Festival Opera, English National Opera, the London Handel Festival, London’s Royal Opera and Scottish Opera.
Her concert and recital engagements have included Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sea Pictures with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Messiah for the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and at the Three Choirs Festival, Haydn Arianna auf Naxos with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Missa in tempore Belli with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Das Lied von der Erde with the Gardner Chamber Orchestra in Boston and Mozart Requiem with the Sydney Philharmonia.
Her recordings include The Love for Three Oranges for Chandos CD, Der Rosenkavalier for Opera Australia CD / DVD and Classic 100 Opera for ABC.