The beauty, ease, and versatility of the great Samuel Ramey is just astounding. Spending tonight listening to a recital he gave in 1988. His coloratura is absurd. His voice is entirely even across the range without blemish. It is almost hard to listen to...
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Christopher Curcuruto, Bass-Baritone updated their cover photo.
3 months ago
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We had our orchestral dress rehearsal tonight for our socially distanced Lucia di Lammermoor with @unt_opera. Here are a couple of shots from Cathy Vanover at Cathy Vanover Photography!
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Last night I watched "Der Kaiser von Atlantis" from the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. The last time I saw this piece was with Lost and Found back in Perth with an all-star Australian cast under the direction of Thomas de Mallet Burgess. That production was staged in a synagogue, testament to the composer and librettist, Viktor Ullman and Peter Kien, who wrote this opera whilst prisoners in a German concentration camp (Theresienstadt). Ullman and Kien later died in Auschwitz and never saw their work performed.
The Deutsche Oper's production, conceived with COVID-safety protocols, was cerebral, theatrical, intelligent, incredibly moving, and exceedingly well-sung. I don't often recommend virtual content, but this piece translated very well to the screen and deserves to be seen. You could do far worse as an introduction to this incisively satirical work. As a side note, the Loudspeaker stole the show for me.
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#worldoperaday seems an appropriate occasion to mention that I'm currently singing the role of Raimondo in an upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor with @unt_opera. Although audiences are effectively not allowed (limited by number and association), a high-quality streaming event is going to happen on or around November 21. More details to come.
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Congrats cuz!!!! All your hard work is paying off. 👊🥂
Woo Hoo!! 👏💓👏💓👏
Congratulations and keep safe over there
Get ready for Wolfgang Badwolf.
Please post the nights that you will be singing in the opera next month.
Well done Chris! 👍
It's official! I can't wait to join Nashville Opera as a Mary Ragland Emerging Artist. I have heard nothing but great things about this Company and am looking forward to getting to know everyone on board!We are pleased to announce the 2021 Mary Ragland Emerging Artists - Christopher Curcuruto, Bass-Baritone; Rebekah Howell, soprano; Emily J. Cottam, Mezzo Soprano; Sky Lee, pianist; and Frederick Schlick, tenor.
Selected from hundreds of applicants from across the country—and auditioned among the top 100 of those!—these young artists will introduce opera to students in our virtual education tour to Middle Tennessee schools. They will also be featured in Nashville Opera's Spring 2021 productions, RIGOLETTO and CINDERELLA.
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Congratulations! We are so happy for you!
I’m so proud and happy for you. You’ll be great!!
YES GREAT THINGS!!!! OMGGGGGGGGG congratulations!!!! 😊😊😊😊
I sang Papageno there. Have a great time!
Great news and quite an honor
So happy for you!!!! 💓
Congratulations! My step daughter Sara has sung in the Nashville Opera Chorus but bowed out when my grandson was born three years ago. She still lives in the Nashville area and I go to visit her there several times each year. I'll let her know about the good news.
Awesome Bro!!! 😊😊😊
Fabulous news Christopher! Lis Bergmann!
Congratulations!!! That’s fantastic news
Congrats!! Nashville is such a great place!!
Congrats! But who is going to call bingo at St. Andrew now? And be the voice of the pirate puppet?
5 months ago
Flashback Friday: we recently wrapped on the new opera "Stone Soup" with @fortworthopera which we performed using green screens. Interestingly, this wasn't my green screen debut. Flashback to 2011. Before pursuing opera, @alexkendallrobson and I formed the regional touring theatre company, @felttiptheatre. As part of the "National Broadband Network Geeks in Residence" exhibition with the @auscouncilarts , we commissioned a number of local playwrights to devise a piece of theatre that would use green screens and high-speed internet to digitally place actors in multiple locations across Australia side by side, live, in performance. Unfortunately, ill-timed power outages laid waste to the performance as planned, and instead, Alex and I gave a rendition of a semi-improvised piece we coined "Waiting for... a train", using chromakey technology to place us on a moving train. Art will persist.
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