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."
A Celebration of Spanish-language Song
CANTAMOS showcases the diversity of classical music by bringing the fascinating and spirited music of Latin America and Europe to Upper Manhattan and exploring the rich cultural heritage of Washington Heights. Vocalists and instrumentalists come together to perform zarzuela selections from El barbero de Sevilla and Las Hijas del Zebedeo, songs from Argentina, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico, favorite boleros such as “Por Amor” and “Besame Mucho”, baroque opera with the Dorian Baroque Orchestra, and more.
2018 Summer Retreat
Moments Like This, sponsored by the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN), is part of the 2018 Summer Retreat. Featuring music from Le nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, and Into the Woods, and more. In addition to performing, artists also take part in a series of workshops geared towards professional development.
The Distance Between Where You Are and Where You Long to Be.
Some distances are small, some are big; some distances are measured by miles, and some by hopes and fears. Through opera, musical theater, and popular songs, Cantanti Project goes on a musical journey about the excitement of new adventures, the strength it takes to pursue your dreams, and the importance of finding a place where you belong. Presented by the United Palace of Cultural Arts as part of their Lobby Series as part of the Uptown Arts Stroll organized by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
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!
Doors open for check-in at 7:00pm, and the show starts at 7:30pm.
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.
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.
The things you love are worth reviving.
In a rare revival, the oldest surviving opera score, EURIDICE by Caccini, is brought back to life in NYC. Join this ensemble of young artists as they form a community in celebration of joy, draw closer together in the face of loss, and grow stronger through the power of music. Conducted by Dylan Sauerwald, with Dorian Baroque. Directed by Bea (Brittány) Goodwin. Costumes by Alexandria Hoffman. Cast: Michael Celentano, Tom Corbeil, Lydia Dahling, Brittany Fowler, Marques Hollie, Aumna Iqbal, Fiona Gillespie Jackson, Elyse Anne Kakacek, Laura Mitchell, Joyce Yin, Sara Lin Yoder
Tickets available online now.
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.
Mezzo Brittany Fowler and Soprano Rebecca Richardson sing "Unbound Identities" - a recital project exploring the concept of identify across time and across borders, with pianist Jennifer Peterson.
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.