Catherine Bulfin, Mezzo Soprano
Cathy is featured as the “Duchess of Plaza Toro’ in The Gondoliers.
Cathy loves the Gilbert & Sullivan genre – she grew up listening (and singing along) to her father's collection of Doyly Carte LPs and being taken to various local productions of as many G&S productions as her parents could find! Her first onstage G&S experience was a school production of Trial by Jury, playing one of the bridesmaids. She later won the role of Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, only for the School Principal (who didn't approve of musicals) to pull the plug on the production. (Oh horrible, catastrophe appalling!
A production of The Pirates of Penzance lured Cathy back to the stage, where she took great delight in playing one of the Major General’s many daughters in a production by Eastwood Uniting Church Musical Society (EUCMS). Since then, she has also played the Duchess of Plaza Toro (The Gondoliers) and Katisha (The Mikado) for EUCMS. She is currently playing a cameo role of The Witch in a production of Ruddigore. She is thrilled to have the chance to reprise the role of the Duchess with G&S Opera Sydney in 2015!
While insisting that G&S is of course supreme, Cathy has also enjoyed performing in other musical theatre productions, including The Music Man (Alma), Carousel (Cousin Nettie), Suessical (The Sour Kangaroo), Guys and Dolls (General Cartwright) and Anne of Green Gables, the musical (Marilla). She also enjoys non-performing roles and was Assistant Production Manager for My Fair Lady and Narnia with EUCMS and undertook Front of House management for a number of recent EUCMS productions.
Cathy has performed in various charity concerts in the local area over the last four or five years and in 2014 was a Guest Artist for Camerata Academica of the Antipodes.
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney