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Sydney Opera House

Christian Curnyn

 

Background: Studied - University of York; Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Founded the Early Opera Company, 1994. Awards: Diapason D’or and 2008 Stanley Sadie Handel Prize

OA repertoire: Partenope

Other Companies: The Beggar’s Opera (Royal Opera, Covent Garden); Partenope (NY City Opera, ENO, Buxton and Aldeburgh Festivals); Semele, Tamerlano (Scottish Opera); Jephtha (Halle Handel Festival); L’incoronazione di Poppea, Orlando, Alcina (Opera Theatre Company, Dublin); Saul (Opera North); Le nozze di Figaro, Semele, Eliogabalo (Grange Park Opera); Dido and Aeneas (ENO); Giasone (Chicago Opera Theater); Tolomeo (Glimmerglass Opera); Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (BBC Proms). Recitals: Wigmore Hall, Cheltenham, Spitalfields, York Early Music, Lufthansa Festivals. Conducted the Ulster Orchestra, Hallé, Stavanger Symphony, English Concert, Wroclaw Baroque, Irish Baroque and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Future engagements include ENO, Chicago Opera Theater, NYCO, Frankfurt Opera, Stuttgart Opera

Recordings/Videos: Vivaldi Concerti, Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Decca); Partenope, Flavio, Semele, Britten's The Beggar’s Opera, Eccles’ The Judgement of Paris (Chandos); Il Trionfo del Tempo (Wigmore Live)

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