Ligar BD Biography

Catarina Molder was born in Lisbon, from Hungarian family roots. She holds a Masters Degree  from Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, and continued her trainnig in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, with a scholarship from Gulbenkian Foundation and from  the German Government.
Catarina Molder has an extensive performance experience and a repertoire that ranges from Mozart to Puccini and from Wagner to Alban Berg. Despite her dramatic voice she is moving with great ease from a heavy repertoire to a more lyrical one, or to  musiktheater repertoire (such as  German Kabarett) and also to contemporary music.
Aiming to find more eclectic ways of communicating and bringing opera to everyone, this visionary soprano created, sang and presented a winning tv show, for the national channel RTP2 – Super Diva- Ópera para todos (opera for everyone), winning the Author Society 2013 award for the best entertainment show 2013. She also develops  and directs artistically many innovative opera projects where she also performs, within her Opera Company – Opera do Castelo Company, created in 2009, in Lisbon “Opera do Castelo is leading an opera revolution in Portugal”.
Combining  glamour with a beautiful dramatic voice and a charismatic personality, Ms Molder has also actress skills most appreciated by directors.
At the  National Opera House of São Carlos in Lisbon and in the main Portuguese Theatres she was Musetta  and Mimi in La Bohème, 1st Lady in The Magic Flute, Don Elvira in Don Giovanni,  Micaela in Carmen, Mother in Hänsel und Gretel, Doctor Fausto in Nefertiti, a contemporary opera  by José Júlio Lopes, Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge, Mother in Jérémy Fisher, a contemporary opera by Isabelle Aboulker and Floria Tosca in Tosca.
She participated with song recitals, chamber music, and opera galas in the International Music Festival of Macau and in the main International Music  Festivals in Portugal.
She presented and performed opera in every unconventional place wit: in discos, in the street, in the neighbourhood, in public gardens, public transportation and schools.2002-05 she was on tour allover Portugal  with song recitals for children “Children’s Universe. In 2009 she also created and recorded the cd/book “Let’s sing the classics” to introduce young audiences to the erudite song from Shubert to George Gershwin.
She performed with the main Portuguese Orchestras and made several recordings for the National radio and several concerts with the main Portuguese orchestras under the direction of João Paulo Santos, Jorge Matta, Christopher Bochmann, Cesário Costa, Leite Raposo, Osvaldo Ferreira  Rui Pinheiro, Felix Krieger, Zoltán Peskó, Donato Renzetti, Lawrence Foster, Jeff Cohen  and Will Humburg.
Future projects include Tosca in Gil Vicente Theatre and in the 1st edition of the Lisbon Street Opera Festival. The 2nd series of Super Diva tv show and the recording of a CD with contemporary songs -  Songs of love and death.