Constance N. Paolantonio
Constance Paolantonio earned her Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music in 2011 and Bachelor of Music from Appalachian State University in 2009. She has embraced a wide range of solo repertoire, including opera, recital, concerts, oratorio, chamber music, jazz, musical theater, and other contemporary styles.
Her operatic roles have include Sharon Graham in "Master Class" by Terrence McNally, Rosette in "Manon" by Massenet, Grace Ansley in "Roman Fever" by Robert Ward, Marthe in "Faust" by Gounod, La Zia Principesss in "Suor Angelica" by Puccini, The Sorceress in "Dido and Aeneas" by Purcell, Dorabella in "Cosi fan tutte" by Mozart, Mrs. Jones in "Street Scene" by Kurt Weill, Mrs. Nolan in "The Medium" by Menotti, and Kate in "The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Mrs. Paolantonio's chamber music performances include the Vivaldi cantata "In turbato mare irato," Chausson's "Chanson perpétuelle,' and Ravel's "Chanson madécasses."
In addition to her many recitals, recent performances have included the final trio in Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier" with the Wilmington Symphony, Ralph Vaughan Williams's "Serenade to Music" with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Champlain Valley Oratorio Society, studio artist performances with Opera New Jersey, and Bach's "Magnificat" and Handel's "Messiah" with the Appalachian Chorale.
In 2009, Mrs. Paolantonio won first place in her division in both the North Carolina and Mid-Atlantic Regional NATS as well as the award for outstanding female in the competition.
Mrs. Paolantonio's teachers and coaches have included Katherine Ciesinksi, Benton Hess, Julia Pedigo, and Nancy King.