Elysabeth Muscat Catbas received her B.S. in Psychology form Tulane University and her M.M. in Voice from the Mannes College of Music; she sang with the Mannes Camerata, L¹Opéra Français de New York, and the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts. She has also recorded a song cycle by Stefania de Kenessey on CD. Ms. Muscat Catbas then joined the Zurich Opera Studio where she sang in numerous concerts in Switzerland. A string of engagements followed, including: Adele in "Die Fledermaus" at both the Staatsoper Prague and the Vienna Kammeroper, Lucy in "The Telephone" at the Theater Ludwigshafen, and a two year engagement with the Stadttheater Koblenz in Germany, where she sang Zerbinetta, Oscar, Papagena, Clorinda, Anna, and Bronislawa.
She is a past winner of the Friday Music Club Young Artist Competition in New York, and finalist in the International Belvedere, Julianne Gayarre, Stewart Awards, Washington, Palm Beach Opera, and Jenny Lind Competitions. She currently teaches voice at the Civic Light Opera Academy, and at the Y Music School of the JCC. She is married to Gem Catbas, a dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.