Catherine Clarke Nardolillo

Head of Voice Area

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 recorded two albums with Albany Records, including the original cast recording of  Thomas Pasatieri’s God Bless Us Everyone and in 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 a DMA from UK, which she recevied in 2013.  Last fall she was named the Director of the Kentucky District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Since 2015, Dr. Nardolillo has served as the Director of Voice for Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival in the Czech Republic. She has been the chorus master for University of Kentucky Opera Theater since the 2014-15 season, is on the music faculty at University of Kentucky, Centre College and Transylvania University, and maintains a private studio in Lexington, Kentucky.