Chanae Curtis
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Chanae Curtis

Chanae C.

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Hello and thank you for coming to my profile! My name is Chanáe and I am an opera singer based in NYC. I have over 15+ years of experience singing Opera/Classical Music, having debuted roles at The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, CCO and internationally at Glyndebourne, ENO, DNO, Teatro Signorelli etc. I've spent loads of time on stage and in short--- I LOVE singing! I believe it is my life's work to not only share my gift, but to also develop the gifts of others. The human voice is such a wonderful thing, and I cannot wait to help you find your voice, craft a technique and build confidence through voice lessons. Offering my extensive musical knowledge, guidance, positivity and fun vibes because singing is so much fun and extremely rewarding. I hope to sing with you soon! Love and Light, -CC

Education:
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (MA Opera Course-Distinction)
Manhattan School of Music (MM Opera & Vocal Performance)
Ashland University (Bachelor of Arts & Sciences/Religious Studies)

Awards:
Dame Shirley Bassey Vocal Scholarship
Eileen Price Lieder Prize
Dolan Evans Award
Rotary Club Prize ‘Citta di Alcamo’ International Opera Singing Competition (Italy)
The prestigious Pathfinder Award sponsored by the Arts Council of England

ChanaeCurtis.Com (Bio, Recordings, Photos)

About Chanae C.

Professional opera singer, performer and host, Chanáe Curtis is a cut above the rest when it comes to assessing the voice and teaching singing. Praised for her own "attractive singing" by the New York Times, American soprano Chanáe Curtis is the newest sensation on the international operatic scene. Engagements this season included her debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Annie in Porgy and Bess, the premier of The Letters of Gwen John, composed by Chanáe Curtis, a debut with Welsh National Opera as Anna Gomez in The Consul, and an upcoming summer as a 2021 Filene Artist at Wolf Trap Opera--debuting a lead role as Leontine in L'amant Anonyme by Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

"I believe it is my life's work to not only share my gift, but to also develop the gifts of others. The human voice is such a wonderful entity, and I am thrilled to be able to help you find your voice, craft a solid technique and build confidence through voice lessons. I am excited to offer my extensive musical knowledge, 10+ years of performance experience and positive, gentle guidance toward vocal freedom. Fun vibes because singing is so much fun and extremely rewarding. Please feel free to ask any questions and browse through my website at ChanaeCurtis.Com. I hope to sing with you very soon. Love and Light, -CC"

Extended Bio:
Roles whilst at the RWCMD include Alice Ford in Falstaff, Lady Billows in Albert Herring and Forester’s Wife/ Mrs Pasek in The Cunning Little Vixen. Other roles include, Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at Central City Opera, Colorado, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the Oberlin in Italy Festival, Mimi in La Bohème at the Manhattan School of Music, Flora in a concert performance of La Traviata with Ashland Symphony Orchestra and cover Tatyana in Eugene Onegin for Mid Wales Opera. Roles performed in opera scenes include the Title Role in Anna Bolena and Violetta in La Traviata at the Scuola di belcanto, Italy, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte at the Chautaqua Institution Voice Program, Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music for Central City Opera, Adina in L’elisir d’Amore, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus and Zerlina in Don Giovanni at Ashland University.

Chanae has won numerous awards, including the Dame Shirley Bassey Vocal Scholarship, Eileen Price Lieder Prize and Dolan Evans Award while at RWCMD, the Rotary Club Prize in the 2016 ‘Citta di Alcamo’ International Opera Singing Competition in Italy and also in 2016, the prestigious Pathfinder Award sponsored by the Arts Council of England.

Concert highlights include Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Strauss’ Morgen for HRH the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, London and the Te Deum from Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Chanae made her recital début at St. Martin-in-the-Fields singing works by Samuel Barber and Strauss’ Four Last Songs. She has performed Verdi’s cavatina Ernani, Ernani Involami on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and took part in a televised Masterclass with David Pountney as part of the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of The World Competition.

Her Oratorio work includes Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Fauré Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and Handel’s Messiah and Seven Last Words of Christ with the Galion Community Orchestra, Ohio.

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Experience

Leontine/L'amant Anonyme
Jan 2021 - Present

Wolf Trap Opera

Excited to get back to stage! (with Covid_19 Restrictions)

Swing/Intimate Apparel
Jan 2020 - Present

Lincoln Center Theater

Dama/Macbeth
Sep 2020 - Oct 2020

Opera Philadelphia

Musetta/La Boheme
Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

Wolf Trap Opera

Annie/Porgy and Bess
Sep 2019 - Feb 2020

The Metropolitan Opera

(Debut) Available on iTunes, PBS and the MetOpera Shop

Anna Gomez
Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

Welsh National Opera

Soprano Soloist/Verdi (Quattro Pezzi Sacri)
Nov 2018 - Nov 2018

The Halle Orchestra

Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3

Soprano Soloist/Strauss’ Four Last Songs
Jun 2017 - Jun 2017

Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra at St David’s Hall (Cardiff)

Recital Debut
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017

St-Martin-in-the-Fields (Trafalgar Square, London)

Countess Almaviva/Le nozze di Figaro
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Central City Opera

Fiordiligi/Cosi fan tutte
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

Teatro Signorelli (Cortona, Italy)

Soprano Soloist/Mendelssohn's Elijah
Feb 2013 - Feb 2013

MSM Symphony Orchestra

Education

MA Opera Course
Sep 2014 - May 2016

Royal Welsh College of Music &Drama

Manhattan School of Music
Aug 2012 - May 2014

Master of Music in Opera Performance

Bachelor of Arts & Sciences, Minor in Religious Studies
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Ashland University

Languages

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Awards

1st Place Winner
Dec 2020

Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition

The Prestigious Pathfinder Award
Sep 2017

The Arts Council of Wales

Rotary Club Prize
Jul 2016

Citta di Alcamo International Opera Singing Competition

Dame Shirley Bassey Vocal Scholarship
Mar 2016

HRH Prince The Prince of Wales

Eileen Price Lieder Prize
Nov 2015

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Dolan Evans Award
Nov 2015

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

1st Place Winner
Mar 2012

Tuesday Musical Club Competition

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Feb 2020
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
American Guild of Musical Artists
Jan 2020
An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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