“Chanae Curtis (Annie) had lively, witty cameos.”
The Wall Street Journal
"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
“The soprano, Chanae Curtis, as Anna Gomez made brief, but notable contributions, possessing a fresh and attractive voice.”
Porgy and Bess
January 8, 11, 15, 18, 24, 28
February 1, 4, 12, 15
Conductor: David Robertson
Director: James Robinson
February 27 - May 3
Music by: Ricky Ian Gordon
Director: Bartlett Sher
Libretto: Lynn Nottage
Vocal Colors Recital
The Phillips Collection
The Barns at Wolf Trap
National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Ben Gernon
Director: Crystal Manich
September 18, 20, 23, 25, 27
Conductor: Corrado Rovaris
Director: Paul Curran
“ Lily and Annie, are strongly cast with Tichina Vaughn and Chanáe Curtis both making you wish they had more to sing.”
"Chanae Curtis is a marvellous dramatic lynch pin" as Alice Ford
- Arts Scene in Wales
"Impressive fortissimo and sassy antics" as Alice Ford
-Seen and Heard International
"....this was a spirited and winning performance. Chanae Curtis, the soprano, sang attractively..."
-The New York Times
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 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 spending summer 2020 as a Filene Artist at Wolf Trap Opera.
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 , broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and Tatyana (cover) in Eugene Onegin for Mid Wales Opera. Other roles include Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte 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 Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with Maestro Carlo Rizzi at The Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, Wales.
Concert highlights include Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and Strauss’ Morgen for HRH Prince Charles of Wales at Buckingham Palace, London. Chanáe recently made her recital début at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and and was well received by the London audience, claiming "Chanae Curtis has a truly superb voice: velvety caramel in tone. She also has a tremendous range of colour and force" -The Crossed Eyed Pianist
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.
Met Opera Shop
Porgy and Bess (3 CD)
BY GEORGE GERSHWIN, DUBOSE AND DOROTHY HEYWARD, AND IRA GERSHWIN
Chanaé Curtis sings Annie in this audio recording that captures the Met’s historic—and hugely acclaimed—new production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, which brought America’s favorite opera back to the Met stage after a 30-year absence.
The ideal cast is headlined by Eric Owens and Angel Blue as the title characters, alongside Latonia Moore, Golda Schultz, Alfred Walker, Frederick Ballentine, and Denyce Graves.
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.
Emerging stars captivate at
"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."
Royal Celebration of
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 ....
Don Giovanni masterclass from
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).
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"....
MA Opera performance graduate Chanáe Curtis makes her debut at New York’s prestigious Metropolitan Opera Met this Monday in its highly anticipated production of Porgy and Bess.
Chanáe plays Annie, while covering the role of Lily, in the production, directed by James Robinson and conducted by David Robertson.
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