Catherine Malfitano

College Faculty:
Vocal Arts: Classical Voice
Related Studies in Vocal Arts: Performance Techniques

College Faculty: Classical Voice
Related Studies in Vocal Arts: Performance Techniques


Diploma, High School of Music & Art — 1966 Bachelor of Music, Manhattan School of Music — 1971


Private Voice Studio — 1998 to present DePaul University School of Music — 1998 to 2003 Manhattan School of Music — 2008 to present


DePaul University School of Music, Des Moines Metro Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, DePauw University, Indiana University, Los Angeles Opera, English National Opera, Royal Opera House, Glimmerglass Festival, NATS, UCLA, USC, George London Foundation, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Central City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Merola Program, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music


Emmy Award — Performance as Tosca/Rome Film 1992 Phi Beta Kappa — Chicago Chapter Honorary Doctorate — DePaul University Opera Index Center for Contemporary Opera Lyric Opera 25th Anniversary Houston Grand Opera 30th Anniversary George London Competition National Opera Institute

SINGING CAREER (1972 – present)

Soprano Catherine Malfitano has sung repeatedly at all the major opera houses of the world, including Salzburg Festival, Vienna Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper Berlin, Hamburg Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Paris Opera, La Monnaie, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Metropolitan Opera.

For further details on her repertoire of over 70 leading roles, and her complete opera, concert and recital career, please refer to her management’s web site (IMGArtists.com).


Transformations (1973) — Conrad Susa
The Seagull (1974) — Thomas Pasatieri
Washington Square (1976) — Thomas Pasatieri
Permit Me Voyage (1976) — Thomas Pasatieri
Bilby’s Doll — Carlyle Floyd (1976)
McTeague (1992) — William Bolcom
A View from the Bridge (1999) — William Bolcom
Medusa (2003) — William Bolcom
A Wedding (2004) — William Bolcom


Song My Father Taught Me (1973) Orfeo ed Euridice (1975)Hansel and Gretel (1979) La Clemenza di Tito (1980) Rossini Stabat Mater (1981) Romeo et Juliette (1983) L’Incoronazione di Poppea (1984) Salome (1990, 1994, 1997) Tosca/Rome (1992), Amsterdam (1998) Stiffelio (1993) Mahagonny (1998)I Pagliacci (1980) Les Contes d’Hoffmann (1981) George London and His Friends (1984) The Ardis Krainik Celebration Gala (1996) Diva: 30 Great Prima Donnas (2000) View from the Bridge (2000) Blue Moon Cat at Joe’s Pub (2001) Jose van Dam: 30 Years at La Monnaie (2010)


CBS Camera Three/Pasatieri Works (1977)
The Saint of Bleecker Street/New York City Opera (1978)
Street Scene/New York City Opera (1979)
Les Contes d’Hoffmann/Florence (1980)
La Clemenza di Tito/PBS (1981)
Suor Angelica/Florence (1983)
Gala of Stars/PBS (1983)
Metropolitan Opera Centennial (1983)
George London Gala/Vienna (1984)
Salome/Berlin (1990)
Antony & Cleopatra/Lyric Opera of Chicago (1991)
Tosca/Rome (1992)
The Real McTeague/PBS (1992)
Stiffelio/London (1993)
Madama Butterfly/Metropolitan Opera (1994)
James Levine 25th Anniversary Gala/Metropolitan Opera (1996)
Tosca/Amsterdam (1998)
Mahagonny/Salzburg Festival (1998)

DIRECTING CAREER (2005 – present)

Madama Butterfly/Central City Opera (2005)
La Voix Humaine/La Monnaie (2006)
The Saint of Bleecker Street/Central City Opera (2007)
Tosca/Florida Grand Opera (2008)
Rigoletto/Washington National Opera (2008)
Don Giovanni/San Francisco Opera/Merola (2008) Tosca/ English National Opera (2010) Madama Butterfly/ Central City Opera (2010) Manhattan School of Music faculty since 2008.

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