We are proud to provide four distinct types of projects for singers to participate in: Concert Projects, Recital Projects, Opera Projects, and Contemporary Projects. Each project type has its own flavor, but the underlying goal is the same: to bring exceptional singers together, to make music, and to provide opportunities for artists to further develop their performance and musicianship skills.
- Our newest initiative -
Bringing the works of living composers to life. Redefining classical music and singers.
Contemporary Projects will bring the work of living composers to life with an emphasis on celebrating diversity and expanding the definition of classical music.
This new initiative launches in the 2017-2018 season with the world premiere of Tabula Rasa, a new opera by Felix Jarrar and Brittany Goodwin.
Concert Projects are the ultimate vehicle for collaboration, creativity, and repertoire exploration. With few rules and restrictions to adhere to, the possibilities The word "concert" comes from the Italian concertare "harmonize," which in turn comes from the French concerter "unite, cause to agree."
Join us for a scarily good time as we kick off our season with MAGIC AND MAYHEM! Come in costume and be part of an evening unlike any other: we are serving up famous opera scenes, musical theatre, spooky songs, and jaw-dropping singing, followed by a dance party with special guest rising pop sensation PETRA JARRAR!
Choose from two types of tickets:
- "Admission Only" $20 online; $25 at the door.
- "Admission + OPEN BAR" $45 online; $50 at the door.
All ages welcome, but you must be 21 or older to purchase and/or consume alcohol.
Doors open for check-in at 7:00pm, and the show starts at 7:30pm.
Participants of our second annual Summer Retreat in upstate New York sing Mozart, Handel, and works of living composers in To Have & To Hold. Presented as part of the Classical Concert Series by Sacandaga Valley Arts Network.
Featuring Bill Lewis on piano.
A concert celebrating the stories of women, featuring music composed, commissioned, and/or with text by women. From medieval mystics and saints, to women whose husbands get most of the glory, to contemporary powerhouses, this special program gives voice to women and their lives and experiences.
Participants of Cantanti Project's 2016 Summer Retreat in upstate New York sing a high-spirited and heartfelt concert, Favorite Tunes: Hits from the Great American Songbook and the Operatic Stage, as part of the Classical Concert Series presented by Sacandaga Valley Arts Network.
Singers from Cantanti Project's first and second seasons come together to celebrate Spring, love, hopes, and dreams! Project 8 Spring's Awakening consists entirely of repertoire suggested by its singers and includes works by Schubert, Debussy, Mozart, Offenbach, Strauss, and Canteloube - just to name a few!
Seduction. Obedience. Love. Deception. Manipulation. Madness.
Witness Ophelia's transformation - from an obedient daughter to a Prince's lover to woman who can finally speak the truth - from start to finish. Featuring music by Berlioz, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, and Thomas and readings from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Keep your friends close. And your enemies closer.
Arias and staged scenes from Norma, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Meyerbeer's masterpiece Les Huguenots, Handel's Orlando, and more.
Enjoy hits and explore hidden gems of two masterful composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Jules Massenet. Both were celebrated in their day and prolific in their operatic output, yet only a few of their operas have become standard fare for modern audiences.
Prompted by the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss' birth, Cantanti Project's first project was an all-Strauss concert of lieder and opera selections from Arabella, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Der Rosenkavalier. True to the spirit of Cantanti Project, the concert was singer-conceived, singer-produced, and singer-organized, with repertoire shaped by singer suggestions and finalized with the intention of featuring each performer as a soloist and ensemble member.
Opera Projects are the ultimate integration of drama, text, acting, music, and singing. With over 400 years of material and new works emerging each day, opera is a tradition that is as much a part of the present as it is the past.
A tale of love, duty, and madness.
Love is a powerful thing and leads us down unexpected paths. What logic would you be willing to ignore? What risks would you be willing to take? And who would you be willing to sacrifice? Ponder your answers to these questions and then see how the heroes and heroines of ORLANDO deal with the forces of love, duty, and madness.
Strip away the supernatural powers, disguises, and enchantment, and at the heart of the story is the desire to love and be loved. Through Handel's descriptive and moving music, this 18th century opera based on a 15th century epic poem still resonates with us today.
With generous support from the Washington Heights Musical Society and in collaboration with Dorian Baroque.
Recital Projects highlight individual singers and their craft on a more intimate scale. Recital Artists will take on the responsibility of preparing a program of their choosing, selecting repertoire that is of personal and/or professional significance.
Love is a complex experience. Sometimes you discover who you truly are. Sometimes you wonder who you have become. This recital project features two artists who explore the longing, spirituality, humor, joy, and pain of being in love and being out of love.
Mary Rose Go, soprano, and Haodong Wu, pianist, presents The Practice of Love.
Rachel Selan, mezzo, and Jing Yang, pianist, presents Lost Love.
Whether you're a lover of the avant garde or the traditional, you won't be able to resist this fascinating program of 20th century compositions and expressions.
Zen Wu, soprano, presents La voix humaine.
Cantanti's first recital project features two talented women exploring the identify and experience of women in song.