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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.

To learn more, please visit www.nashvilleopera.org/emerging-artists
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Its official! I cant 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!

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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

Congratulations!!!🎈🍾

Congratulations! Xx

So happy for you!!!! 💓

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!!

Congrats!

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.

wowowowowow! congrats!

Congrats!

Congrats

Well done!

Congratulations.

Awesome Bro!!! 😊😊😊

Woohoo!

Fabulous news Christopher! Lis Bergmann!

Congratulations!!! That’s fantastic news

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations

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?

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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.

#opera #operasingersofinstagram #theatre #theater #theatrelife #theatrekid #acting #actorsofinstagram #nbn #geeksinresidence #australia #australiacouncilforthearts #innovation #technology #greenscreen
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Flashback Friday: we recently wrapped on the new opera Stone Soup with @fortworthopera which we performed using green screens. Interestingly, this wasnt 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. 

#opera #operasingersofinstagram #theatre #theater #theatrelife #theatrekid #acting #actorsofinstagram #nbn #geeksinresidence #australia #australiacouncilforthearts #innovation #technology #greenscreen

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This sounds really interesting!

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Here is my most recent email update about my time here in the USA!

Update from the States - 7/30/2020 - mailchi.mp/cccb4dfff937/update-from-the-states-7302020
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Here is my most recent email update about my time here in the USA! 

Update from the States - 7/30/2020 - https://mailchi.mp/cccb4dfff937/update-from-the-states-7302020

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Glad you are doing well x if I ever get back over to the states I’d love to see you perform!

❤️😊❤️

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Hello Friends! Here's a little "home brew" recording I put together for IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition - ASC@Home! They have both a main prize and an AUDIENCE CHOICE award! If you have a minute and like what you hear, your vote would be greatly appreciated! Just follow this link:

mostlyoperaaust.wufoo.com/forms/sqyzcjk0w1hlh8/

So here is the final aria from the opera Die Schweigsame Frau by Richard Strauss, "Wie schön ist doch die Musik". Big thank you to Stephen Carey for his backing track!
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It is always wonderful to make music with you, Chris!

Lovely sir!!!! Listened to and voted.

Beautiful, Chris. How did you record this? No headphones, so it isn’t the way we’re recording on SoundTrap or the way we did for the Community Choir, which was just mp3s.

Wow impressive. Next time sing it in Italian!!!💜

❤️

I love this!! So much talent!

Chris: That was wonderful!

You have a wonderful voice.

Well done, Chris. Keep singing! Ben

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Hello Friends! Here's a little "home brew" recording I put together for IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition - ASC@Home! They have both a main prize and an AUDIENCE CHOICE award! If you have a minute and like what you hear, your vote would be greatly appreciated! Just follow this link:

mostlyoperaaust.wufoo.com/forms/sqyzcjk0w1hlh8/

So here is the final aria from the opera Die Schweigsame Frau by Richard Strauss, "Wie schön ist doch die Musik". Big thank you to Stephen Carey for his backing track!

📷Enna-Jay Curcuruto - I found a use for this silly shot 😂
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I just voted!

Just voted for you, Good Luck Mate!!

Love! And loved hearing you x

I just voted!!! Not for you, there was a cuter guy named Jonathan!!! Ha!💜

How gorgeous, my favourite aria!

Lis Bergmann!

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I have a MONUMENTAL announcement: Kuzco slept through the night last night and I had to wake HIM this morning!

But also... I've now been in the #usa for almost 2 years so people are asking what my plans are moving forward. This semester, I would have been in the first graduating class for the new Graduate Artist Certificate in Opera at @unt. I have had such a full and rewarding time here and have learnt so much. I have gotten exactly what I wanted out of my experience including continued technical and musical refinement, performance skills and opportunities, professional connections, and of course, a bunch of amazing new friends and colleagues.

The USA and UNT have been good to me. I have some really exciting professional engagements lined up in the future (Covid allowing) and still have more to learn and, I think, to give to the academic field of opera. So without further ado, I am #Excitedtoannounce that I have been accepted into the Doctor of Musical Arts (Vocal Performance) program here at UNT and will be sticking around for the duration. With everything that's going on in the world, I'm grateful to have something to look forward to: a whole lot of learning and performing, and making my sister (@xennajay) refer to me as Dr Curcuruto for posterity.
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I have a MONUMENTAL announcement: Kuzco slept through the night last night and I had to wake HIM this morning! 

But also... Ive now been in the #USA for almost 2 years so people are asking what my plans are moving forward. This semester, I would have been in the first graduating class for the new Graduate Artist Certificate in Opera at @unt. I have had such a full and rewarding time here and have learnt so much. I have gotten exactly what I wanted out of my experience including continued technical and musical refinement, performance skills and opportunities, professional connections, and of course, a bunch of amazing new friends and colleagues. 

The USA and UNT have been good to me. I have some really exciting professional engagements lined up in the future (Covid allowing) and still have more to learn and, I think, to give to the academic field of opera. So without further ado, I am #excitedtoannounce that I have been accepted into the Doctor of Musical Arts (Vocal Performance) program here at UNT and will be sticking around for the duration. With everything thats going on in the world, Im grateful to have something to look forward to: a whole lot of learning and performing, and making my sister (@xennajay) refer to me as Dr Curcuruto for posterity.

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So many congratulations Christopher! x

Congratulations, my friend!

I...love...your...announcement!!!!!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations Chris, you have worked hard and put yourself out of your comfort zone to achieve this result. Dr Curcuruto has a good ring to it! Well done again!

Yaaaaaaassssss!!! I am so happy and proud of you!! I'm so glad you'll still be around for a few more years.

Congratulations and wishing you the very best!

Dedicated to your craft, congratulations

Amazing! Congratulations 👏👏👏

Great news, Chris. Congrats!

Congratulations 🎈🎉🍾

Congratulations!

That’s such great news

That’s such great news

Amazing!

Keep trying...

Dog....?!? 😍

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