Master Vocal Coach & Repertoire/Career Consultant (online)
Pianist and coach Craig Rutenberg is a native of New Haven, Connecticut
He graduated from Georgetown University in 1974, having studied German and Italian Literature, before attending the University of Illinois for studies with John Wustman.
Further studies continued in France with Pierre Bernac and Miriam Solovieff as well as with Martin Isepp and Geoffrey Parsons in London.
He has twice been Head of Music at The Metropolitan Opera (1988-92 and 2006-2015). He was also on the staff of The Glyndebourne Festival 1979-1989, four of those years as a senior coach. Other engagements have taken him to the Chicago Lyric Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, the Palm Beach Opera, the London Opera Centre, l’Opéra-Studio de Paris, L’École d’Art Lyrique de Paris, and the Royal Operas in Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Mr. Rutenberg has performed in recital with Diana Damrau, Christine Brewer, Maria Guleghina, Harolyn Blackwell, Susanne Mentzer, Frederica von Stade, Jerry Hadley, Ben Heppner, Thomas Hampson, René Pape and Willard White amongst many others.
He has recorded for RCA/Warner, DG and EMI.
Currently Mr. Rutenberg is guest coach and vocal advisor for The Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.