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    CHANÁE CURTIS

    SOPRANO

  • "Chanae Curtis has a truly superb voice: velvety caramel in tone. She also has a tremendous range of colour and force"

    -The Cross Eyed Pianist

    "Chanae Curtis is a marvellous dramatic lynch pin" as Alice Ford

    - Arts Scene in Wales

    "Impressive fortissimo and sassy antics"

    -Seen and Heard International

    "....this was a spirited and winning performance. Chanae Curtis, the soprano, sang attractively..."

    -The New York Times

  • Meet The Artist

    Meet the Artist is a series of interviews in which musicians, composers and conductors discuss inspirations, influences, repertoire, performance, recording, teaching and more.

     

    Read Chanae's interview here! by The Cross-Eyed Pianist

     

  • About

    Praised for her attractive singing by the New York Times, American soprano is the newest sensation on the international opera scene. Engagements this season include her debut with Welsh National Opera as Anna Gomez in The Consul, and her upcoming debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Annie in Porgy and Bess. She returns to St. David's Church for a performance of the Mozart Requiem with Cardiff Philharmonic Choir, under Maestro Alun Guy. This season also marks the premier of Chanae's original composition "My Words in People's Ears" commissioned by contemporary artist, Anna Falcini in her latest exhibition, In Between the Folds are Particles.

     

    Previous Engagements include a recital at St-Martin-in the-Fields in Trafalgar Square; Te Deum Solo from Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and Tatyana (cover) in Eugene Onegin for Mid Wales Opera. Other roles include Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the Oberlin in Italy Festival, Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at Central City Opera (family matinee), Sister Rose (cover) in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and Sister Margaretta (cover) in The Sound of Music.

     

    Roles while at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama include Alice Ford in Falstaff, Lady Billows in Albert Herring and Mrs. Pasek in The Cunning Little Vixen. Roles performed in opera scenes include the Title Role in Anna Bolena and Violetta in La Traviata at Scuola di belcanto, under Matthew Rose in Urbania, Italy; Mimì in La Bohème at the Manhattan School of Music and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte at the Chautaqua Institution Voice Program.

     

     

     

     

     

    Chanae has won numerous awards including NATS (National Association Teachers of Singing) First Place Winner, Tuesday Musical Club First Prize Recipient and placing in the Semi-Finals at the George London Foundation Awards. At RWCMD, she received the Dame Shirley Bassey Vocal Scholarship, the Eileen Price Lieder Prize, the Dolan Evans Award, and was a Finalist & Rotary Club Prize in the 2016 ‘Citta di Alcamo’ International Opera Singing Competition in Sicily. She also received the prestigious Pathfinder Award sponsored by the Arts Council of Wales.

     

    Concert highlights include Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra at St David’s Hall and Strauss’ Morgen for HRH the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, London. 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 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of The World Competition.

     

    Her Oratorio and Sacred 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, Handel’s Messiah and the Seven Last Words of Christ with the Galion Community Orchestra, Ohio. Other works performed include the John Rutter Requiem, and Andrew Lloyd Weber's Requiem.

     

    Ms. Curtis holds a B.A. of Arts from Ashland University (Ohio), A Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and has completed the M.A. Opera Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with Distinction (Cardiff). She currently studies with Joan Patenaude-Yarnell in New York City, NY.

  • Social

  • Press & News

    Metropolitan Opera

    House Debut!

    Chanae will take the stage as Annie in the highly anticipated debut of Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera. David Robertson conducts, as James Robinson directs this thrilling new production, which serves as the opener for the 2019-2020 season. Be apart of the Opening Night Gala!

     

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    Emerging stars captivate at

    St Martin-in-the-Fields

    "The Strauss lieder were delivered with great assurance from both performers, and were hugely enjoyed by the audience.... Again, Curtis found a new level of connection with the audience and the text – she positively glowed as she sang. It is a pleasure to see a performer wholeheartedly inhabit the music in this way."

     

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Scholarship launched

    RWCMD's St. David's Day New York Gala

    The St David’s Day (March 1st) event celebrated one of the UK’s most regarded Royal Colleges, and raised money for new scholarships, creating opportunities for both US and Welsh students.

    The Catherine Zeta-Jones Scholarship was launched on the evening with a very generous gift from Catherine herself, and will be awarded for the first time in September 2019.

     

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    Don Giovanni masterclass from

    David Pountney

    One of Britain's most renowned opera directors, David Pountney, leads an opera masterclass as part of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
    David, who is also Chief Executive of Welsh National Opera, directs Chanae Curtis (soprano) and Andrew Henley (tenor).

     

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    Royal Celebration of

    Roald Dahl

    Chanae Curtis, who is pictured in the main photo meeting The Prince of Wales at the College’s Gala at Buckingham Palace in February, sang Un bel dì from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Students from the Royal Welsh College performed in front of The Prince and The Duchess of Cornwall in a Roald Dahl inspired entertainment evening ....

     

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    Reaching Heights

    Favorite Memories from Former and Current Heights' Musicians

    "Reaching Heights opened my eyes to a musical world that I never knew existed. Although I had always been aware of my vocal abilities, it wasn't until I began to sing in the acapella choir in high school that I began to believe I could be something more than the average pop star. It wasn't until Reaching Heights provided me with an opportunity to "see the unseen"....

     

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  • My Words in People's Ears

    Listen as soprano Chanae Curtis describes her journey in setting the Letters of late welsh artist Gwen John (1876-1939). The piece was composed as an accompaniment to the works of contemporary artist Anna Falcini. Exhibition open 06 April - 05 June 2019.

    RWCMD Testimonial Video

    I had the pleasure of shooting this video for the St. David's Day gala thrown by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. If you ever doubt the significance of scholarships and funding for aspiring classical musicians, I encourage you to watch and share this video.

  • Contact

    RHIAN WILLIAMS
    Artist Manager – Harlequin Agency
    Executive Producer – Harlequin Media

     

    +44 07738 721153 (Mobile)
    +44 029 2075 0821 (Office)

    www.harlequin-agency.co.uk

     

    Harlequin Agency Ltd, Gloworks
    Heol Porth Teigr, Caerdydd/ Cardiff, CF10 4GA.

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