Craig Sanphy, tenor, from Concord, New Hampshire, has seen his career blossom these past years. He has worked with numerous professional companies and organizations, including The Continuo Arts Foundation, MidAmerica Productions, MidAm International, Paper Mill Playhouse, Princeton Festival, Westminster Choir College Opera Theatre, and the Texas Music Festival. Mr. Sanphy made his international debut with the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece, in which he performed as soloist for Mozart’s Coronation Mass and the Beethoven Choral Fantasy Op. 80.
Stage credits include Light in the Piazza (Giuseppe, Fabrizio U/S), Die Flederamus (Alfred), Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), Le Nozze di Figaro (Don Curzio), Susannah (Elder Hayes), The Gondoliers (Marco Palmieri), The Mikado (Nanki-Poo), and The Hunchback of Notre Dame premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse. In addition to his prolific recital and solo repertoire, he is often seen on the concert stage as tenor soloist including performances of Schubert’s Mass in G, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Haydn’s The Seasons, and The Seven Last Words of Christ (Dubois, Hadyn, and Franck).
Mr. Sanphy holds a M.M. from Wichita State University and a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College. During his time at WSU, he served as assistant to the dance department and the Kansas Dance Festival, as well as voice assistant. He studied under the tutelage of Dr. Pina Mozzani (WSU) and Dr. Eric Rieger and Professor Marvin Keenze (WCC).
Mr. Sanphy is a teacher of voice, dance, and musical theater at The Continuo Arts Conservatory of Music and serves as Artist-in-Residence throughout the season for The Continuo Arts NJ Civic Chorale and Sonare, which serves as choir in residence for MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall. As an active church musician, he serves as tenor soloist and section leader for the Presbyterian Church in Westfield