Chancellor's Professor of Music (Voice)
Merrill Hall, MU211
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, University of Iowa, 0
Costanza Cuccaro had an international career performing lyric-coloratura roles at major opera houses around the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Colon, Toronto, Montreal, Berlin, Munich, and Vienna State Opera. Her credits include appearances with the orchestras of Chicago, Cleveland, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Tel-Aviv, Detroit, and Toronto. Professor Cuccaro's recording and video credits include several operas and oratorios.
Professor Cuccaro was the first place winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition and was a Fulbright Scholar in Rome. She has received distinguished teaching awards from Indiana University and has taught master classes and presentations at NATS National Conventions, International Voice Teachers Conference, the NATS Mentoring Program, Voice Foundation, major apprenticeship programs, festivals, and universities.
Professor Cuccaro's students have won Fulbright Awards, Metropolitan Opera auditions and Met Grand Final awards, NATS competitions, Richard and Sara Tucker Awards, and hold positions at the Adler, Merola, and Western Opera Theater programs, and at Wolf Trap, Tanglewood, Chicago Lyric, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Houston, Glimmerglass, Cincinnati, Chautauqua, Seattle, Ravinia, Aspen, Central City, Brevard, Florida Grand, Washington/Vilar, Santa Fe, and Spoleto. Ms. Cuccaro's students also perform at The Metropolitan Opera and at La Scala, San Francisco, Chicago Lyric, and New York City operas.