Musical Theatre Dept.
Claudia Catania, a proud alumna of Manhattan School of Music, considers herself a true Renaissance woman in the world of vocal music. She has been seen and heard on Broadway as Marie in the Tony-nominated The Most Happy Fella, and regionally as Lady Thiang in The King and I, Bloody Mary in South Pacific, Ida Strauss in Titanic, and with Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof, as well as in over 22 roles at the Metropolitan Opera, including premieres of Francesca da Rimini and Le Rossignol (where she danced as partner to the great Natalia Makarova), under the baton of her mentor James Levine. She is featured on DVD Live from the Met performances of Il Trittico, The Trojans, and Francesca da Rimini. Ms. Catania teaches both classical voice and musical theater at the Westminster College of the Arts, Mannes College of Music, and Hunter College, and in the summers in Italy for Wichita State University, and in the Marlena Malas Vocal Institute in Chautauqua. Ms. Catania holds degrees from Temple University and the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, in addition to Manhattan School of Music, and pursued postgraduate study at the Curtis Institute of Music.