The Scottish soprano, Catriona Smith, completed her studies in 1986 at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, before spending a year at the Opera Studio of the University of Toronto.
Catriona Smith made her début at Covent Garden in 1990, appeared with Scottish Opera as Gretel and as Dalila, and made guest appearances as Sophie at the Berlin Deutsche Oper, in San Francisco as Morgana and as the First Niece in Peter Grimes in Amsterdam. Since 1991 she has been a member of Stuttgart Opera, appearing there as Colombina in Haydn's Die Feuersbrunst, in the title-rôle of Dinescu's Eréndira, as Zerlina, Papagena, Pamina, the Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos, Nanetta in Falstaff, Gilda, Gretel and Ännchen, and as Norina in I pazzi per progetto. Other rôles include those of Olympia, the Celestial Voice in Don Carlo, Sophie, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Konstanze, and Lilla in Una cosa rara, followed by Morgana in Alcina, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte and Coryphée in Alceste.
In 2003 Catriona Smith was named Kammersängerin of the Stuttgart State Opera.