Cheyanne Coss (she/her) is a young soprano swiftly gaining momentum in the world of classical music, hailed for her performances as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Toledo Opera and in the title role of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride in Boston's historic Jordan Hall. Miss Coss will be returning to Santa Fe Opera this season as an apprentice artist and making her mainstage debut there as Barbarina in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Cheyanne was a member of the Marion Roose-Pullin Young Artist Program at the Arizona Opera for their reimagined 2020-2021 season, participating in virtual concerts streamed across the globe as the arts world grappled with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has previously participated in notable young artist programs such as the Merola Opera Program where she performed the title role in Mozart’s Il Re Pastore, as well as Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Chautauqua Opera. Miss Coss also enjoys concert work, and has recently made her concert debut with the Flint Symphony Orchestra singing Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra singing the soprano solo in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. She originally hails from Eaton Rapids, Michigan, and is a proud alumna of Oakland University and the New England Conservatory.
"a rich, chocolatey tone with precise dynamic control"
-San Francisco Classical Voice
"Coss instantly established an aura of sensuality, which was intensified by some breathtakingly beautiful high notes.”
-Seen and Heard International
"...she sang with a direct expressiveness, warm voice and personality. She is one to watch.”
-Barre Montpelier Times Argus
"Cheyanne Coss’s dark and meaty vocal timbre was strikingly beautiful"
-The Boston Musical Intelligencer