After a first prize as a violinist (Versailles Conservatory) and a graduation in Modern Letters at The Sorbonne (Paris), Catherine Lafont dedicated herself to singing. She had determining artistic meeting with Sophie Koch, Angela Brown, Viorica Cortez, Gabriel Bacquier and Christiane Eda-Pierre.
Catherine Lafont was awarded with further international competitions. She won UFAM international competition as well as the Concours Européen de Musique en Picardie, chaired by Leontina Vaduva. She was semifinalist of Francisco Vinas international competition contest 2012 only French singer selected.
Catherine Lafont made her debut in the role of Euridice (Orfeo by Monteverdi) conducted by Eric Fischer (Théâtre de Sénart), and sang the roles of Phani and Fatime in Les Indes galantes by Rameau (Théâtre de Chartres).
Catherine Lafont sang some extracts of Carmen in a reduced version with pianist Maciej Pikulski and French baritone Christian Helmer. (Paris’ Palais des Congrès)
With the Station Opera Company and the Orchestra Ecce Cantus in Paris, she sings the three mezzo-soprano parts in Rigoletto: Maddalena, the Countess of Ceprano and Giovanna.
She appeared as the 2nd Friend of the Infanta in Der Zwerg by Alexander von Zemlinsky at the National Opera de Lorraine in Nancy conducted by Christian Arming (2013).
Catherine Lafont was praised as Carmen. She sang the title-role conducted by Vincent Renaud and also with Opera de Rouen staged by Frédéric Roels (France) before a serie on tour in France (Festival Cello Fan, Péniche Opéra, Sens …).
In 2015, she sings Carmen in Festival Mélodies sur Arzon and moved to Germany to devote herself to developing her repertoire to sing Wagner’s and Verdi’s works.
She sang extracts from Giulietta (les Contes d’Hoffman) and Alceste in Hamburg (2017).
In the Italian repertoire, she sang extracts from Macbeth and Don Carlo in a concert version in Italy (Bologna) in 2019.
In the concert field, she sang the Wesendoncklieder by Wagner in London, the Verdi Requiem, Dvorak’s Stabat mater (Paris), Rossini’s Solemn Mass and symphony n°2 by Mahler (Salle Ravel de Levallois) conducted by Johannes Le Pennec.
Interested also by contemporary compositions, she premiered Eric Fischer’s Ville blanche, work written for four singers, the Riga Saxophone Quartet and orchestra. (2016)
Future projects include the reprise of her title-role Carmen on tour with DIVA OPERA ensemble in les Flâneries de Reims, Syon Park (London), Stuckeridge House (Devon), Domaine des Vaux (Channel Islands), Holkham Hall (Norfolk), Festival de la Vézère and Cormeilles in France as well as Eboli in Don Carlo in Québec.