BIOGRAPHY

Trudy Craney has established herself as a singer of bel canto, ba roque and contemporary repertory in the fields of opera, oratorio and song both in the USA, Russia, Europe and Great Britain. She is a voice teacher as well, teaching healthy vocal production not only to classical singers, but to jazz, folk and R&B singers. Having opened her voice studio in 1992, Ms. Craney is dedicated and passionate about giving singers a consistent, healthy technique that they can produce reliably and independently while in performance. Having studied voice and pedagogy for over 45 years with people such as Lois Kehrer, Sebastian Engelberg, Clarice Carson, Dr. Elizabeth Vrenios and Dr. Anat Keidar, she has a very deep understanding of the function of vocal technique, performance pacing, and diction and style.

Some of Ms. Craney's appearances include solo performances of operatic, oratorio and orchestral works at Avery Fischer Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music (Next Wave Festival), The Netherlands Opera, The Edinburgh Festival, The Doelen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Mai Musical Bordeaux (France), Syracuse Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, The Maryland Handel Festival, The Baltimore Handel Festival, Festivale di Norma (Italy), Theatre Boboigny (Paris), Frankfurt Stats Oper, among numerous other venues.

Some of Ms. Craney's most prominent operatic roles have included Lucia di Lammermoor as Lucia, Rigoletto as Gilda, Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serial as Konstanze, as Coryphee (J.C. Bach) in Amadis des Gaules, Musetta in La Boheme, Die Zauberflöte as the Queen of the Night, Nixon in China as Madame Mao, I Due Foscari as Lucrezia. and as Joan of Arc in Noa Ain's one woman/one act opera, The Passion of St. Joan and Richard Einhorn's Joan of Arc, Voices of Light. Her orchestral performances have been from works such as J.S. Bach's Jauchzet Gott (Nr. 51), Wachet auf (Nr. 140), Wer nur dem lieben Gott (Nr. 93), Weichet nür betrubte Schatnen (Nr. 202), St. Matthew Passion, Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Brahms Requiem, Handel's Hercules and Messiah, Haydn's The Creation, Mahler's Symphonies 2 & 4, Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Orf's Carmina Burana, Rutter's Requiem and Scarlatti's Cantata Pastorale per la Nativita among others.


Some of the conductors with whom she has worked have been Valery Gergiev, Edo de Waart, Maurizio Bellini, Randall Behr, John De Main, Gerard Akerhuis, and Kent Nagano. She has recorded with Nonesuch Records Adam's Nixon in China, in which she portrayed the role of Madame Mao for which she won a Grammy and Emmy Award and was also nominated for a Bessie Award. She has recorded composer Noa Ain's one- woman opera, "St. Joan of Arc," as well as Ain's song cycles entitled "Next Spring", "Dream Trip" and "Retreat". A recently new commission composed by Ain written for Trudy entitled "Vita Nova – A New Life" based on Dante's poetry of the same name, will be premiered in May 2013 at St. Peter's Citicorp Music Series. Ms. Craney will be joined by a newly formed East Hampton-based chamber ensemble, The Aria Group. Martin Hennessy's song cycle entitled "Circe's Power", commissioned by Ms. Craney, will be premiered in 2013. Martin Hennessy, the New York composer, has completed the composing of a song cycle (June 2007) commissioned by Ms. Craney.

Ms. Craney has a BM (voice-opera) from The Mannes College of Music and an MA(voice) from Hunter College. She lives with her fiancé, Allan Feldman on the Upper West Side, where she also teaches voice. Her grown son, Teddy, is a guitarist, composer and college student. She continues to perform predominantly in the North Eastern United States.

Awards

Bessie Award Nominee
Emmy Award
Grammy Award

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