Catherine Clarke Nardolillo
Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Instructor of Voice, Centre College
Bio: Catherine Clarke Nardolillo, soprano, lauded by the NY Times for her “exquisite” singing, is a frequent concert soloist, appearing at Carnegie Hall, and with the Toledo Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’International in Rome, Natchez Festival of Music, the National Youth Choir, Nebraska Choral Works, Limestone Chorale, Huntington Choral Society in New York and the Middletown Chorale in Connecticut. She recently sang Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Johnson City Symphony in Tennessee. She has also appeared in operas with the Aspen Opera Theater Center, the Colorado Lyric Theater, Chautauqua Music Festival, Operafestival di Roma, Dicapo Opera, the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and the University of Colorado Opera. Some other favorite opera roles include, Alice Ford in Falstaff, both Mimi and Musetta in La Bohème, Elizabeth in God Bless Us Everyone, Violetta in La Traviata, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte. She has been a prizewinner in the Rocky Mountain District Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, the American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia, and the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition in Lexington, Kentucky. She has recorded two albums with Albany Records, including the original cast recording of God Bless Us Everyone and the soprano solos in Thomas Pasatieri’s Symphony Number Two. Dr. Nardolillo has toured extensively, performing throughout the United States, and in Europe. A native of Maysville, Kentucky, Dr. Nardolillo received her BM at the University of Kentucky, ’96, her MM from the University of Colorado, ’99 and a DMA from the University of Kentucky in 2013. Dr. Nardolillo has taught at the Downing Academy for Performing Arts, UK, Berea College and was the director of the Vocal Area in the inaugural season of Prague Summer Nights Music Festival. She currently teaches voice at Centre College and maintains a private studio in Lexington, Kentucky.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program