DM.A., Rutgers University
M.M., Boston University
B.M., Eastman School of Music
Office: Foster 323
Mailing Address: Foster 101
Expert Areas: Voice; Opera: Performance Literature: Diction
Curtis Streetman, bass, is part of a generation of versatile artists that strives to perform a rich and excitingly varied repertoire. Mr. Streetman’s interpretive gifts have been presented in some of the world’s major concert halls and opera houses.
Mr. Streetman has sung the major bass roles in Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro), Die Zauberflötte (Sarastro), La Boheme (Colline), Don Giovanni (Leporello), Rigoletto (Sparafucile) as well as leads in Verdi, Handel and Rossini operas. Operatic performances include appearances at The Salzburg Festival, as well as opera houses in Vienna, Bilbau, Dortmund, Halle, Naples, and Victoria. Recent operatic debuts include performances in Geneva, Basel, and at The Theatre Champs-Elyseée in Paris.
Festival appearances include Tanglewood, Ravinia, The Hong Kong Arts Festival, The Boston Early Music Festival, The Halle Handel Festival, and The San Juan Arts Festival. Mr. Streetman was featured in a Canadian tour of Bach’s St. John Passion with Les Violons du Roi, and toured The United States with The Rebel Ensemble in a critically acclaimed program featuring German baroque music.
Other performances include appearances at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and at Vienna’s Musikverein in Handel’s Radamisto. He made his Kennedy Center debut with The National Symphony in performances of Handel’s Messiah, and performed Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethe’s Faust, with The Cleveland Orchestra. Mr. Streetman has also appeared with The San Diego Symphony in performances of Mozart’s Requiem.
Recording credits include Monteverdi’s Vespers for Musical Heritage Society, Castelnuovo-Tedesko’s Romanciero Gitano for New World Classics, Charpentier Christmas Cantatas for Naxos, Handel’s Riccardo Primo on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Andrew Parrrott’s recording of Monteverdi’d Orfeo on the Avie label.
Mr. Streetman performed the role of Christus in Sir Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed fully staged production of The Saint Matthew Passion, produced by The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and performed the title role of Lalo’s Le Roi d’Ysat at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with The American Symphony Orchestra. He made his Bolshoi Opera debut in performances of Monteverdi’s Orfeo.