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Diana Cataldi received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in vocal performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and in 2010 completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance and pedagogy at The Ohio State University. She has been on faculty at Wright State University since 2005 as a studio voice instructor. She is also an associate music director at First United Church of Christ in North College Hill where she has served periodically since her college days starting in 1991.
In Spring of 2011, Dr. Cataldi performed the role of Amina in WSU’s production of La Sonnambula as well as singing the soprano solo in Haydn’s Kleine Orgelmesse with WSU’s University Chorus. Summer of 2010, Diana’s enjoyed the privilege of singing solo at the New York Philharmonic Hall with the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus. She was also a selected participant in the Art Song Festival at Baldwin-Wallace College Spring of 2010. In May of 2009 Ms. Cataldi performed the role of Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro at The Ohio State University. In 2008-2009 Diana performed the soprano solo in the following oratorios: Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in A-flat, Haydn’s Kleine Orgelmesse and Paukenmesse, and Bruckner’s Te Deum. She has also been touring with Wright State colleagues Kimberly Warrick and Ginger Minneman in a recital entitled “The Three Sopranos.”
In July of 2008 Diana portrayed Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. Ms. Cataldi’s prior opera performance credits include the roles of Mercedes in Carmen, Hippolyta in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Della in Gifts of the Magi. She has also performed in excerpt the roles of the Mother in Hansel and Gretel, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, as well as singing recitals nationally, and solo singing in the former Soviet Union, Italy, and Switzerland.
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