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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

  • 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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  • Social

  • 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 Chanae Curtis is the newest sensation on the international operatic scene. Engagements this season include her debut with Welsh National Opera as Anna Gomez in Menotti's The Consul, and her upcoming debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Annie in Porgy and Bess.

     

    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. 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.

     

     

     

     

     

    Concert highlights include Strauss’ Four Last Songs at St. David’s Hall and Strauss’ Morgen for HRH the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, London with orchestral accompaniment. She has performed on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and took part in a televised Masterclass with David Pountney as part of the BBC Cardiff Singer of The World Competition.

     

    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.

  • 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

     

    SIONED JONES
    Artist Manager – Harlequin Agency

     

    +44 02922 450152 (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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