- A brief biography of Morag Beaton can be found on Wikipedia.
- Morag Beaton - Her Life and Her Art, a biography by Peter Wyllie Johnston (new edition, 2017)
Morag Beaton's journey took her from Edinburgh to London, from Salzburg to Berlin, then to Melbourne and Sydney and the other Australian capital cities. In 1965 she toured Australia singing with Joan Sutherland, Elizabeth Harwood and Luciano Pavarotti. In London, Bernard Herrmann invited her to sing Cathy for the recording of his inspired opera Wuthering Heights. The following year Morag achieved her dream when she sang her first Turandot in Melbourne, singing the role many times to become one of the greatest Turandots in history. Her glory days were brief, but there were many unforgettable performances and she capped her career with a recital at the Sydney Opera House in 1983. Having retired, she gave many recitals in private and in 2006 delighted guests at her 80th birthday gala by singing several Scottish songs accompanied by virtuoso pianist Geoffrey Tozer. "Still rich and glorious" declared the great contralto Lauris Elms who was special-guest-of-honour at the gala. Her words were bittersweet; a powerful reminder of how the path to glory in opera can bring both pain and pleasure, triumph and tribulation. Morag Beaton - Her Life and Her Art is a revealing tale about the world of opera; compulsory reading for opera lovers and aspiring opera singers.