Canto Zenzero fuses the talents of our artists to create a stunning performance that seamlessly crosses the boundaries of musical genres. Our vocalists each have a formal music education and vocal training in the fields of classical music, musical theater, art songs and folk songs. Each concert combines multiple genres, blending together a well-rounded and satisfying concert experience. We believe that our concerts have something for everyone.
Canto Zenzero, the "Singing Gingers" is a group of talented, classically trained, red-headed sopranos. With a wide repertoire of sound, these vocalists bring class, style, and pizzazz to a number of genres. The singers of Canto Zenzero boast an impressive list of accomplishments including performances in Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, Tannhäuser, Alcina, Under the Overture, Brigadoon and A Christmas Carol. With their combined talents, they have been featured with companies such as OperaRox, Utah Lyric Opera, The New York Philharmonic, Disney Cruise Lines, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, On Site Opera, Opera West, Connecticut Lyric Opera, and Chicago Choral Scholars. Canto Zenzero is sure to delight and entertain you.
Joining Canto Zenzero is internationally recognized coach and New York based pianist, Riko Higuma. “A versatile musician, Riko Higuma is a highly sought after piano collaborator and a sensitive chamber musician, performing with the world's leading artists throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and Japan.” Ms. Higuma is also the pianist of the acclaimed ensemble group, The Zodiac Trio, and has been claiming top prizes at numerous international competitions. She exercises her talents both in her employment with the Manhattan School of Music and in her accompaniment of Canto Zenzero.
Canto Zenzero's goal is to present audiences with breathtaking renditions of familiar and lesser known classical, opera, folk and Broadway solos, duets, and trios. With a wide array of genres, there is something for everyone! Come discover the voices of Canto Zenzero.