She earned her Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory, furthering her studies in Rome, Milan and New York. She has performed leading roles in opera houses and concert halls around the world, including the Royal Opera House in London, Paris Opéra Bastille, Berlin State Opera, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. She is particularly known for the roles of Norma and Alceste.
- "Catherine Naglestad biography on Artists Management Zurich". Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2009-06-07.