Catherine Clarke Nardolillo, soprano, lauded by the NY Times for her “exquisite” singing, has appeared at Carnegie Hall, with the Toledo Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic, Johnson City Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Natchez Festival of Music, and the National Youth Choir.
Dr. Nardolillo has also appeared in operas with the Aspen Opera Theater Center, the Colorado Lyric Theater, Chautauqua Music Festival, Operafestival di Roma, Dicapo Opera, University of Kentucky and University of Colorado. She has been a prizewinner in the Rocky Mountain District Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, the American Traditions Competition, and the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition. She has recorded two albums with Albany Records, including the original cast recording of God Bless Us Everyone and in Thomas Pasatieri’s Symphony Number Two.
A native of Maysville, Kentucky, Dr. Nardolillo has music degrees from the University of Kentucky, the University of Colorado, and she received her DMA from UK in 2013. Since 2015, Dr. Nardolillo has served as the Director of Voice for Prague Summer Nights Music Festival in the Czech Republic. She has been the chorus master for UKOT since the 2014-15 season, is on the music faculty at Centre College, and maintains a private studio in Lexington, Kentucky.