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Canata Profana honored by Chamber Music America

Cantata Profana

Cantata Profana

Cantata Profana, the New York-based vocal chamber ensemble founded by YSM alumnus Jacob Ashworth ’13 MM, ’14 MMA, was honored at this year’s Chamber Music America Conference Awards with a prize for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music.

In addition to Ashworth, the theatrical and versatile ensemble is also home to several other YSM alumni, including Hannah Collins, cello; Arash Noori, guitar; Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet; Lee Dionne, keyboard; Doug Perry, percussion; Annie Rosen, voice; Daniel Schlosberg, piano; and John Taylor Ward, voice, as well as Ethan Heard, a graduate of Yale School of Drama.

Cantata Profana is one of three ensemble and four presenters that have been selected to receive the prestigious award, which will be presented by Cia Toscanini, vice president of concert music for ASCAP, at the Chamber Music America National Conference on Sunday, January 10, 2016. MORE

Published December 15, 2015
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New Haven Independent: Underperformed No More

cantataprofanaNew Haven Independent
By Lucy Gellman

As mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen launched fearlessly into “Malorous qu’o uno fenno” (wretched is he who has a wife), a grin that fell just short of laughter spread from her face to her bare feet, rooted firmly in the floor.

Behind her, members of Cantata Profana joined the arrangement, swinging and swaying wildly to the words as if their instruments were mere – and necessary – extensions of their bodies. MORE

Published February 24, 2014
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Annie Rosen ’12MM wins Metropolitan Opera’s New England Regional Audition

Other Yale Opera singers take Third Prize, Encouragement Award

Mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen ’12MM won first place in the Metropolitan Opera’s New England Regional Auditions, held yesterday in Boston. Rosen will compete on the Met stage in the National Council Auditions on March 18.

Two other YSM singers also made strong showings in the New England Regional Auditions. Bass-baritone Andrew Craig Brown ’12AD took third place, and baritone Cameron McPhail ’12MM won an Encouragement Award.

The National Council Auditions Program, sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera, sets out to find exceptionally talented opera singers and to assist them in their development, to discover new talent for the Metropolitan Opera, and to search for possible participants in the Met’s Young Artist Development Program.

This season, Annie Rosen appears with Yale Opera as Dorabella in Così fan tutte and with the Yale Baroque Opera Project as Penelope in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, before spending the summer as an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera. She has been called an “excellent vocal soloist” by the New York Times and praised by Opera News for her “dulcet, sweetly phrased” singing. MORE

Published January 30, 2012
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