Katerina von Bennigsen grew up in Hamburg and studied singing at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg” with KS Prof. Hanna Schwarz, Prof. Carolyn James and with Prof. Burkhard Kehring. During her studies, the young singer made her debut at the Hamburg State Opera as Bubikopf in “Der Kaiser von Atlantis” and sang in several productions with the opera studio there.
From 2014 she became an ensemble member of Staatstheater Cottbus, where she was able to assert herself in various important roles of her Fach.
Since 2016, various guest engagements at renowned Opera houses have followed, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Köln, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Theatro communale di Modena, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Bühnen Halle, Theater Magdeburg, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Theater Kiel.
In 2018 Katerina von Bennigsen made her debut as the stratospheric Scintilla in Maderna's "Satyricon" at the Salzburger Osterfestspiele and at the Semperoper Dresden. From the season 2019/20 the young soprano is a permanent member of the ensemble of Semperoper Dresden where she is singing Blonde in "Die Entführung aus dem Serail", Amanda in "Le Grand Macabre", Ännchen in "Der Freischütz", Adele in "Die Fledermaus", Wanda in "Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein" , Despina in "Cosi fan tutte", Gretchen in "Wildschütz", as well as other roles.
In the season 21/22 the young soprano made her debut as Gilda in the new production of Rigoletto at the Theater Magdeburg, as well as in the next season at the Bühnen Halle. Other highlights in 21/22 were Adele at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Blonde at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Maifestspiele Wiesbaden.
In the season 22/23 Katerina will make her debut as Susanna in "Le Nozze di Figaro" and as Fräulein in "Die Gespenstersonate" at the Semperoper. She also returns to the Deutsche Oper as Adele.
On her repertoire Katerina also includes the roles Fiakermilli ("Arabella"), Olympia ("Le contes d'Hoffmann"), Pamina ("Die Zauberflöte"), Zerlina ("Don Giovanni"), Jemmy ("Guillaume Tell"), Sophie ("Werther"), Marzelline ("Fidelio"), Gretel ("Hänsel und Gretel"), Musetta ("La Bohème") and Joanna ("Sweeney Todd").
Katerina von Bennigsen is a scholarshipholder of the Rotary Club Kieler Förde. Moreover she is a prize winner and finalist in numerous international singing competitions such as the International Singing Contest „Young Voices “ in Tallinn, „Bundeswettbewerb“ in Berlin, „Ferruccio Tagliavini“ in Deutschlandsberg, „Alfredo Giacomotti“ in Stradella and „Benvenuto Franci“ in Pienza.
She has participated in masterclasses with Margreet Honig, Montserrat Caballé, Edda Moser, Helen Donath, Regina Dittrich-Werner and John Norris.