Degrees and Certifications:
Class of 1964
Year of Induction - 1999
Claudia Catania received a Bachelor of Music degree in voice from Temple University in 1968. In 1982, Ms. Catania was chosen by Music Director James Levine to sing as well as dance the role of The Cook in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Le Rossignol. She appeared with the music companies of Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Santa Fe, Dayton, Toledo, Lake George, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Miami, and Fort Worth. Her concert credits include performances with the Denver, Baltimore, and Boston Symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra, and, most notably, two series of Bach concerts with the New York Philharmonic. In 1982, Ms. Catania was chosen by Music Director James Levine to sing as well as dance the role of The Cook in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Le Rossignol. Later, she preformed on Broadway in the Tony-nominated revival of The Most Happy Fella, and is featured on that cast recording.
She later received a Master of Arts degree in psychoanalysis from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, and holds a Psya D. (ABD) in that school’s Institute for the Study of Violence. She received her Certification in Psychoanalysis from the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in March of 2000.
Ms. Catania has received numerous honors and awards in her career, including the Philadelphia’s Medal of Honor, the Temple University Alumni Fellow of the Year, the Temple University Certificate of Honor, and The Voice Foundation’s Master Teacher of the Year and VERA awards.
Claudia Catania is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Voice and Music Theater at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.