Lauded for her “agile technique,” her “noble tone,” and her “gleaming high notes” (Opera News & Washington Classical Review), American soprano Chanáe Curtis is swiftly garnering renown as one of the most promising rising lyric voices of her generation. Following her debut with the Metropolitan Opera, singing Annie, in their critically-acclaimed 2019/2020 production of Porgy and Bess, Ms. Curtis made an impression on audiences and critics alike with her return to Wolf Trap Opera as Léontine, starring in their revival of Joseph Bologne’s classical-period comedy, L’amant anomyne.
"A TREMENDOUS RANGE OF COLOUR AND FORCE."
In the 2021/2022 season, Ms. Curtis made her role debut as Nedda, in Pagliacci, with Opera Memphis, was selected by Bartlett Sher for the premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Intimate Apparel at Lincoln Center Theater, and returns to The Metropolitan Opera as both Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, as well as 2nd Pit Singer, in Hamlet. Summer 2022 sees her returning to Wolf Trap Opera, starring as Violetta Valéry in their production La Traviata.
Ms. Curtis has also performed extensively abroad, including an appearance with Welsh National Opera, as Anna Gomez in Menotti’s The Consul, a performance of Strauss’s Four Last Songs at St. David’s Hall, as well as a guest appearance at Buckingham Palace, performing for His Royal Highness, Prince Charles. Other notable roles for Ms. Curtis include Musetta in La Bohème, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte.
Ms. Curtis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University, a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and Master of Arts in Opera, with distinction, from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.