German-cuban mezzo-soprano Katarina Morfa was born in Havana and grew up in Cologne.
She began her musical education at the age of five with playing the violin and singing in the Cologne Cathedral Choir, that also represents the children’s choir of the Oper Köln. There she gathered her first stage experiences in Carmen, Werther, Der Rosenkavalier, Tosca and Turandot.
In 2009 she began to study opera singing with Prof. Anneliese Fried in Berlin at Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ and also worked with Prof. Wolfram Rieger, Júlia Várady and Prof. Thomas Quasthoff.
From 2011 to 2015 Katarina was strongly connected with the Komische Oper Berlin, where she was first engaged as a guest and later as a member of the opera studio from 2012 to 2014.
She had the opportunity to work with great personalities like Andreas Homoki, Alexander Vedernikov, Sebastian Baumgarten, Koen Schoots, Antony Hermus, Michael Sturminger, Calixto Bieito, Graeme Jenkins, Philippe Auguin, Patrick Lange, Christian Jost, Nadja Loschky, Emmanuel Villaume, Lydia Steier, Henrik Nánási, Günter Krämer, Nicholas Milton, Michail Jurowski, Mihkel Kütson, Stefan Soltész, Christof Loy and Barrie Kosky.
After having her diploma in 2015 she did her Konzertexamen with Prof. Thomas Quasthoff and started as an ensemble member at Theater Osnabrück in 2017 and at Theater und Orchester Heidelberg in 2019.
Katarina is a highly talented and intense stage personality who is interested in working with diverse repertoire and genres on a most creative level and is open for experiencing and finding new ways of modern and innovative opera, theatre, music and stage performance.