Christopher Curcuruto. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Finalist in the 2018 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Christopher Curcuruto continues to perform in America where he is undertaking postgraduate studies in Opera Performance at University of North Texas (UNT).
With UNT Opera this semester Christopher participated in a Faculty recital, a concert of scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro (as both Figaro and Bartolo), a Singer Showcase for new applicants to the UNT College of Music, performed the title role in a fully-staged production of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and played the Voice of the Director in a brand-new Rodgers and Hammerstein dramatic revue If I Loved You written by Chair of Opera at UNT Jonathan Eaton and Music Director Robert Frankenberry.
“It has been a very rewarding experience and a great start to the Spring Semester!"
Christpher is in rehearsal for upcoming concert performances of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, in which he will perform the role of Don Alfonso.
Christopher has also been accepted into Pittsburgh Festival Opera's Meistersingers Project for Young Dramatic Voices in July 2019 on full scholarship. This is a Summer program run by Wagnerian soprano Jane Eaglen that provides specific instruction to assist dramatic voices to reach their full potential, including beauty of tone, lyricism and efficiency. During the program he will receive coaching from experts in Wagnerian repertoire and perform in a recital of Wagner works. As part of the Festival, Christopher has been invited to cover the roles of Hunding in Die Walkure and Gianni Schicchi as well as performing an ensemble role in Schichi and in a brand new Puccini cabaret.