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With "rich baritone" Benjamin Curtis brings a deeply personal quality to performance


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With "rich baritone" Benjamin Curtis brings a deeply personal quality to performance


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Opera roles  

include a "colorful" Figaro in Loudoun Lyric Opera's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, a "spirited" Billy Bigelow in Carousel with Opera Breve, Bernardo in Asheville Lyric Opera's West Side Story, the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, and Peter in Hansel and Gretel. Mr. Curtis also participated in the Berkshire Theatre Festival as Marchese in La Traviata. With Center City Opera Theater Mr. Curtis participated as Marullo in Rigoletto and Papageno in The Magic Flute. At the Eastman School of Music Benjamin performed in The Rape of Lucretia as TarquiniusStreet Scene as Henry Davis, and The Bartered Bride as Krušina. 

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"Roughly Masculine Vulnerability"


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"Roughly Masculine Vulnerability"


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Concerts + Recitals 

include his work as soloist in Britten's War Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Ralph Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Messiah, and several Bach cantatas. Mr. Curtis also has given numerous recitals in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Libera me, Gabriel Fauré
Northern Virginia Chorale
Bob Webb, conductor

The War Requiem, Benjamin Britten
Eastman School of Music
William Weinert, conductor

BWV 117 Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut, J.S. Bach
Eastman School Bach Cantatas Series
David Chin, conductor 

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"Delightfully rambunctious"


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"Delightfully rambunctious"


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Festivals, Masterclasses, & Broadcasts

Mr. Curtis's work has led him to participate in several festivals, masterclasses, and broadcasts including serving as a vocal guest on WXXI Backstage Pass's “Weill in Rochester,” a festival artist at the 2013 Lotte Lehmann Masterclasses, and a guest artist at a 2011 masterclass at the University of Virginia.

Arts Outreach

A deep passion for the arts motivates Benjamin Curtis in all that he does, especially his arts outreach work with Asheville Lyric Opera, Loudoun Lyric Opera, and Center City Opera. Mr. Curtis's outreach work includes youth programs, flashmobs, and community workshops.

Awards

Mr. Curtis was a finalist in the annual Rochester Classical idol Competition held by the Rochester Oratorio Society and also participated in the Friends of Eastman Opera competition as a finalist. Benjamin also received a Jury Honors award from the Eastman School of Music and the Outstanding Vocalist of the Year award from Liberty University. Last, but not least, Benjamin Curtis is proud to be a "Barihunk" featured artist.