This highly versatile singer has also had appearances with the Arkansas Symphony, the Maryland Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, the International Music Festival at Round Top, and the Austin Symphony singing such great works as Mahler's Symphony #4, Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Exultate Jubilate, and Vaughan Williams' Symphony #1, all to critical acclaim.
Ms. Curtis is equally at home with "early" music and has been featured with Ars Lyrica Houston, Early Music Southwest, Mercury Baroque, and the Victoria Bach Festival.
Nancy's success has also given her the opportunity to sing for important political leaders including former Presidents George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. In addition, Ms. Curtis has sung the National Anthem for the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets, and Houston Comets.
But of all the wonderful experiences she has had, her favorite role is being a mom!
Nancy's commitment to her artistry has drawn praise from world leaders, colleagues, audiences, and critics alike. Purchase her solo CD and discover why her voice has been referred to as "extraordinary." Featuring an assortment of styles including classical, jazz, and spirituals, this CD is sure to please every listener.
"Soprano Nancy Curtis provided the evening's best singing- clear, bright, and engaging."
THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE
"Soprano Nancy Curtis, with her ample power and thrilling top, soared easily over the full orchestra."
THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS - NEWS
"Curtis was the afternoon's biggest hit in the arias How beautiful are the feet of them and I know that my Redeemer liveth".
ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE
"She has an extraordinary voice, a very musical voice. It effortlessly carries over an orchestra."
THE HERALD MAIL, Hagerstown, MD
"Curtis' singing is sweeter and darker. Her voice is beautiful no matter what and is informed by a touching sensitivity to the musical phrase. Her Lucia is more inward and vulnerable than Berneche's."
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
"Houstonian Nancy Curtis soared authoritatively over the orchestra and chorus at the peaks of the Vaughan Williams."
"Nancy Curtis' lapidary soprano cut through the hall's acoustical flaws to produce passages of surpassing beauty."
THE AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN
"Curtis was particularly fierce, in the good sense of the word, in the opening work ... She continued to be the best of the quartet throughout the evening."
"Brilliant and biting in the CafÃ© Momus tomfoolery of Act II, meltingly warm at Mimi's deathbed in Act IV, Curtis was a paragon of both physical and vocal acting."
THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
"Soprano Nancy Curtis, as Amore, had an appropriately sweet voice in her delivery of the character's radiant passages. She came across as an embodiment of easy grace despite carrying some downy angel wings on her back throughout the evening."
THE WASHINGTON POST
"Nancy Curtis and Vaclovas Daunoras were standouts. ... and Curtis' seemingly disembodied voice was one of the keenest delights in one of the opera's best realized scenes, the ceremony at the Temple of Vulcan."
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2. Amazing Grace
3. Ave Maria
4. Someone to Watch Over Me
5. Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen
6. Angel Prayer
7. Give Me Jesus
8. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
10. Se Pieta Di Me Non Senti
11. Pie Jesu
12. Ride On, King Jesus