Chanel Wood, soprano
Chanel Wood’s “gleaming soprano” (The New Yorker) has been heard in an increasingly diverse repertory. Miss Wood’s orchestral credits include appearances with the Boston Pops in both their Holiday Concerts and A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim. In 2007, she made her Carnegie debut singing “Sun, Moon and Star,” a world premiere commissioned in conjunction with the Weill Music Institute’s Osvaldo Golijov/Dawn Upshaw Professional Training Workshop. On the opera stage, Miss Wood has been heard as Die Erste Gespielen in Bard Summerscape’s production of Der Zwerg, as Helene in Hindemith’s There and Back (at the Tanglewood Music Center) and as Die Schleppträgerin in a concert version of Elektra, conducted by Maestro James Levine. While studying at Bard College she has given two solo recitals—in Texas and Massachusetts—and collaborated on several chamber pieces, including Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5, Chansons madécasses, and The Wanderer And His Shadow, a new composition by Lawrence Kramer. Upcoming engagements include performances of Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the American Symphony Orchestra and the Columbia Festival Orchestra. At Bard, she recently performed in the world premiere of David Bruce’s opera A Bird In Your Ear (singing the role of the Nightingale). After graduation, Miss Wood will join Utah Opera and Symphony as an Apprentice Artist for their 2008-2009 season. Chanel is a native Texan and a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.