Charlene Canty received her Masters degree in vocal performance from Duquesne University. She has been the featured soprano soloist in the requiems of Mozart, Faure and Rutter, and a Mass by Yuri Falik. Among others, her operatic roles include Suor Angelica, La Boheme, The Tender Land, Don Giovanni, The Medium, and Gianni Schicchi. She has also been a two-time scholarship recipient of the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera.
Ms. Canty has received numerous awards and has worked with various coaches and conductors in the United States as well as in Italy. Most recently, she was the featured guest artist in the Pittsburgh premiere of David Fanshawe's African Sanctus. She has also been heard in Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with the Youngstown Musica Sacra Orchestra, and Brahms' A German Requiem with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.