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Chanáe Curtis

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

American

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Tatyana
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Mid-Wales Opera
2018
Anna Bolena
Anna Bolena (Donizetti)
Scoula di Belcanto (Urbania, Italy)
2017
Violetta
La Traviata (Verdi)
Scoula di Belcanto (Urbania, Italy)
2017
Alice Ford
Falstaff (Verdi)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
2016
Forester's Wife
The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2015
Lady Billows
Albert Herring (Benjamin Britten)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2015
Sister Rose
Dead Man Walking (Jake Heggie)
Central City Opera
2014
Countess Almaviva
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Central City Opera
2014
Fiordiligi
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Oberlin in Italy Festival
2013
Mimi​
La bohème (Puccini)
Manhattan School of Music
2013

Art Song

1st Soprano Soloist
Four Last Songs of Strauss (Richard Strauss)
St. David's Hall
2017

Oratorio/Concerts

1st Soprano -soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Galion Community Orchestra and Chorus (Ohio, USA)
2013
1st Soprano Soloist
Seven Last Words of Christ (Dubois)
Galion Community Orchestra and Chorus (Ohio, USA)
2011
1st Soprano Soloist
Fauré Requiem (Fauré)
Ashland Symphony Orchestra
2014
1st Soprano Soloist
Elijah (Mendelsohn)
Manhattan School of Music Symphony
2013

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HRH Prince of Wales Event -Llwynywermod

Le Nozze di Figaro- Countess Almaviva

Scuola di Belcanto

MA Opera Course
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2014–2016
Master of Music (Opera)
Manhattan School of Music
2012–2014
Bachelor of Arts (Vocal Studies)
Ashland University
2008–2012

American soprano Chanáe Curtis studied at Ashland University, Ohio and completed her Master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music, New York City. In 2016, she graduated from the M.A. Opera Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

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 (Matinee Performance), Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the Oberlin in Italy Festival and Flora in a concert performance of La Traviata with Ashland Symphony Orchestra. Roles performed in opera scenes include the Title Role in Anna Bolena and Violetta in La Traviata at the Scuola di belcanto, Italy; Adina in L’elisir d’Amore, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Mimi in La Bohème at the Manhattan School of Music; Zerlina in Don Giovanni at Ashland University and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte at the Chautaqua Institution Voice Program.
Chanáe 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 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 and Strauss’ Morgen for HRH the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, London. Chanáe recently 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 2016 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.

Engagements this season include a recital at St Martin in the Fields and the Te Deum from Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

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