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
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 Tarquinius, Street Scene as Henry Davis, and The Bartered Bride as Krušina.
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.
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.
Mr. Curtis was a winner of the Choralis Artist Competition and was a finalist in the annual Rochester Classical idol Competition held by the Rochester Oratorio Society. He 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.