Mezzo-soprano Caterina Piva began her artistic training by approaching prose theatre at a young age: in 2009 she obtained the diploma in acting at Teatro Carcano in Milan and in 2017 the diploma in opera singing at Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in the same city.
After ranking in a number of international competitions, she is the winner in the "Emerging Voices" category of the 69th Edition of the As.Li.Co Competition, after which she played Meg in Falstaff.
She attended the two-year specialization course at the Teatro alla Scala, at which she made her debut as Annina in La traviata n Liliana Cavani's historic production conducted by Myung-Whun Chung and Marco Armiliato. This was followed by La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi signed by Woody Allen and conducted by Adam Fischer, and Maddalena in the other historic staging of Rigoletto directed by Gilbert Deflo and conducted by Daniel Oren. At the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino she successfully plays the roles of Fenena in Nabucco, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Meg in Falstaff, Nikona in Siberia, Emilia in Otello and Flora in La traviata under such conductors as Zubin Mehta, John Eliot Gardiner, Gianandrea Noseda, Riccardo Frizza, Paolo Carignaniand directors such as Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Davide Livermore, Leo Muscato, Valerio Binasco and Roberto Andò. She made her debut as Lucilla in Rossini's La scala di seta at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona. She again dresses the role of Maddalena in Rigoletto at Teatro Carlo Felice conducted by Jordi Bernacer.
In the summer of 2022, she makes her debut at the Salzburg Festival in the Trittico pucciniano curated by Christof Loy and conducted by Franz Welser Möst, performing La Ciesca and La Maestra delle novizie.
Her upcoming engagements include Dimitri at Teatro alla Scala in the new production of Fedora signed by Mario Martone and conducted by Marco Armiliato, debuting the roles of Prinz Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa where she will be back as Charlotte in Werther and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Smeton in Anna Bolena at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Fenena in Nabucco at Verdi Festival, Macbeth at Salzburg Festival, Eboli in Don Carlo at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenaghen.