Antonio Quaranta (baritone) received his Bachelors in Music from Northern Illinois University. He went on to receive his Master of Music from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.
On the opera stage, Antonio has performed the roles of St. Lawrence in Thompson’s Four Saints in Three Acts, Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Chief of Police in Menotti's Amelia al Ballo, and Giuseppe in Verdi's La Traviata. Musical theatre credits include Caleb in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Charlemagne in Pippin.
As a concert soloist, Antonio has sung Handel's Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Stravinsky's Pulcinella, Finzi's In Terra Pax, and Vaughn Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols. With the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra he has performed Bach's Ich habe genug BWV 82 and Barber's Dover Beach. Recently, Antonio sang Michael Tippett’s A Child of our Time with the New Mexico State University orchestra and Choir.
Antonio has appeared as a soloist and choral performer with the St. Charles Singers, Cor Cantiamo, Canterbury Singers, and the Choral Scholars of Saints Peter and Paul. Internationally, he has sung throughout the Loire Valley in France and has toured in Sweden and Denmark. He recently sang concerts in Rome including Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
Apart from performing, Antonio runs a private voice studio. He has taught voice at Northern Illinois University and is also the director of the Glenbard North High School Men’s A Capella Ensemble. As a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, he has served as the Vice President and President for the Northern Illinois Chapter.