Mr. Schantz debuted with Rimrock Opera in Billings, MT in 2014 as Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata. He also appeared in Tulsa Opera’s stirring 2012 production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, a performance hailed by critics as the finest production by the company in a decade. He has also performed principal roles with Wichita Grand Opera, Springfield Regional Opera, Union Avenue Opera, and Winter Opera of St. Louis.
An active recitalist and interpreter of oratorio, Mr. Schantz has appeared in recital and presented master classes at numerous colleges and universities including the University of Connecticut, Elon University, and the University of South Alabama. He has also performed with a number of regional symphony orchestras, most recently the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Schantz made his New York City debut in December 2015 with the New York Repertory Singers in the world premiere of Winter’s Light, a song cycle for Soprano, Baritone, Chamber Chorus, and Orchestra by Michael John Trotta.
Mr. Schantz is currently on faculty at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia, where he teaches voice and directs the opera program.
|Gounod||Capulet||Roméo et Juliette||Opera Birmingham||2018|
|Puccini||Sharpless||Madama Butterfly||First Coast Opera||2017|
|Gounod||Le Duc||Roméo et Juliette||Atlanta Opera||2016|
|Gilbert & Sullivan||Pooh Bah||The Mikado||Capitol City Opera||2016|
|Verdi||Germont||La Traviata||Rimrock Opera||2014|
|Rossini||Fiorello||Il barbiere di Siviglia||Atlanta Opera||2014|
|Heggie||Prison Guard 1||Dead Man Walking||Tulsa Opera||2012|
|Menotti||Melchior||Amahl and the Night Visitors||Enid Symphony Orchestra||2010|
|Donizetti||Corporal||La Fille du Régiment||Union Avenue Opera||2010|
|Puccini||Marcello||La Bohème||Enid Symphony Orchestra||2009|
|Puccini||Sharpless||Madama Butterfly||Springfield Regional Opera||2007|
|Dubois||The Seven Last Words of Christ|
|Schubert||Mass in G|
In The Press
“Mezzo-soprano Emily Fons was most impressive in the trouser role of Siébel, with the kind of light, fleet voice perfect for this role. Cory Neal Schantz was a fine Wagner.” –James Paulk, artsatl.com
“The small but important role of Wagner was handsomely sung by baritone Cory Neal Schantz.” –Daniel Vasquez, newoutpost.com
“Baritone Schantz was sometimes as manic as Robin Williams as the self-important Pooh-Bah, the epitome of slimy, buck-passing politician. He was a highlight as he allowed people to ‘insult’ him with bribes.” –Bob Curtright, The Wichita Eagle