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 trainig 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 Schostakovitch to Kurt Weill. 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 at finding 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 Cultural  Tv show 2013, already with three Portuguese seasons and one in English presently in worldwide distribution. She also develops, produces and directs artistically many innovative opera projects in all formats, where she also performs, within her Opera Company – Opera do Castelo Company, based in Lisbon “Opera do Castelo ist 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 Magic Flute, Don Elvira in Don Giovanni,  Micaela in Carmen and Liù in Turandot, Doctor Faustos, in Nefertiti, a contemporary opera by the Portuguese composer José Júlio Lopes the Mother in Hänsel und Gretel, Jodi  in Jérémy Fisher a modern opera by Isabelle Aboulker, Nedda in Pagliacci and Tosca. She participated in 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 all over Portugal  with varied staged song recitals for children “Chidren’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.
Future projects include the absolute creation for TV the opera fiction series for TV “Red Curtain”, the launching of OPERAFESTLisboa, with a contemporary Opera Contest and Award , the tour of her last solo shows Five ways to die of love and Mortal Heroins around feminine condition on private and social sphere, she will encarnate Tosca in a new prodution within OPERAFEST and finally a new CD Immortal Songs will  be also soon released.