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“Maria” from West Side Story

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“Ah! mes amis” Donizetti’s La fille du régiment

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“New York Lights,” William Bolcom’s A View From the Bridge

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“Una furtiva lagrima,” Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore


“Maria” from West Side Story

“Ah! mes amis” Donizetti’s La fille du régiment

“New York Lights,” William Bolcom’s A View From the Bridge

“Una furtiva lagrima,” Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

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Daniel Curran

Tenor

Daniel Curran is quickly gaining a reputation for his intensely intelligent performances on opera, theatre, and concert stages throughout the United States. Of a recent performance in the title role of La descente d’Orphée aux enfers with Gotham Chamber Opera, The New York Times hailed “as Orphée, his voice precise and penetrating, with careful diction and an affecting sense of seriousness, Mr. Curran ably met the demands of the role, which is written not for a booming modern tenor but for an haute-contre…simultaneously requiring intensity and preternatural poise.” This season’s engagements include performances of the roles Laertes in Hamlet and Ship Victor in Frankenstein with West Edge Opera, a Christmas Pops concert with the Grand Rapids Christian High School, the tenor solo in Carmina Burana with Asheville Symphony, the tenor soloist in Dear Erich at the 2017 New York Tribute Dinner for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the role of Pluto in Orpheus in the Underworld with New Orleans Opera.

May
2017

May-20
to
Jun-17
Don Pasquale
Ernesto
Zomeropera
Bilzen, Belgium
Aug
2017

Aug-05
to
Aug-20
Hamlet
Laertes
West Edge Opera
Berkeley, CA
Aug-05
to
Aug-20
Frankenstein
Ship Victor
West Edge Opera
Berkeley, CA
Nov
2017

Nov-10
to
Nov-12
Orpheus in the Underworld
Pluto
New Orleans Opera
New Orleans, LA
Dec
2017

Dec-09
Christmas Pops Concert
Soloist
Helen DeVos Center for the Arts and Worship
Grand Rapids, MI
Dec-31
Carmina Burana
Soloist
Asheville Symphony
Asheville, NC
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…true musical pleasure…
 La descente d’Orphée aux enfers “…true musical pleasure, especially in the work of Daniel Curran, the evening’s Orphée. His tenor was limpid and ringing; his expressive intent sure. At times, he allowed a suggestion of a “tear” to give a line emotional shading, but always kept securely within Baroque style.” – Opera News 
…believable adolescent swagger and snarl…
Roméo et Juliette“The rivalry between Romeo’s friend Mercutio, portrayed with bravado and a rich baritone by Gabriel Preisser, and Daniel T. Curran as Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, provides necessary hostility between the clans, mostly because Curran, in his Opera Tampa debut, augments a rapierlike tenor with believable adolescent swagger and snarl.” – Tampa Bay Times 
…his voice precise and penetrating…
 La descente d’Orphée aux enfers “…the tenor Daniel Curran as Orphée, his voice precise and penetrating, with careful diction and an affecting sense of seriousness. Mr. Curran ably met the demands of the role, which is written not for a booming modern tenor but for an haute-contre…simultaneously requiring intensity and preternatural poise.” – New York Times 
…a superb performance…
Paul’s Case “Tenor Daniel Curran gave a superb performance of the title role, vocally secure across the nearly two-octave range and dramatically very well attuned to the somewhat mysterious ambiguities of Paul’s character.”Pittsburgh Tribune
…gorgeously sung…
The Turn of the Screw “They also conjure up the ghosts of Peter Quint (gorgeously sung and acted by Daniel Curran in video apparition form)…” San Francisco Classical Voice
Daniel Curran is quickly gaining a reputation for his intensely intelligent performances on opera, theatre, and concert stages throughout the United States. Of a recent performance in the title role of La descente d’Orphée aux enfers with Gotham Chamber Opera, The New York Times hailed “as Orphée, his voice precise and penetrating, with careful diction and an affecting sense of seriousness, Mr. Curran ably met the demands of the role, which is written not for a booming modern tenor but for an haute-contre…simultaneously requiring intensity and preternatural poise.” This season’s engagements include performances of the roles Laertes in Hamlet and Ship Victor in Frankenstein with West Edge Opera, a Christmas Pops concert with the Grand Rapids Christian High School, the tenor solo in Carmina Burana with Asheville Symphony, the tenor soloist in Dear Erich at the 2017 New York Tribute Dinner for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the role of Pluto in Orpheus in the Underworld with New Orleans Opera.

Last season’s engagements include his European début as Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Zomeropera, the role of Remendado in Carmen with Opera San Antonio, a reprisal of the role of Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette with Tampa Opera, and, in concert, a performance of Mozart’s Requiem with National Chorale, Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Manhattan Concert Productions at Carnegie Hall, and the tenor solo in Händel’s Messiah with Rochester Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he recently performed the roles of Aristeus and Pluto in Virginia Opera’s production of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, Cassio in Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s production of Otello, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Opera on the James, Tony in a concert version of West Side Story with Experience Symphoria, Ernesto in Don Pasquale at Opera on the James, and Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette at Opera Grand Rapids and Lyric Opera of Baltimore.

Notable engagements from prior seasons include multiple shows with Pittsburgh Opera: the role of Cassio in Otello, Orphée in Cegeste, Tonio in La fille du régiment, and the title role in Gregory Spears and Kathryn Walat’s Chamber Opera Paul’s Case based on the short story of the same title by Willa Cather. His repertoire of roles also includes Policeman in Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene in a début with San Francisco Opera, Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw in a début with West Edge Opera, First Jew in Salome at Opera San Antonio, Will Ladislaw in Middlemarch in Spring with Composers, Inc., Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni as a young artist at Opera North. He also was involved in productions of the chamber opera Powder Her Face and Cosí fan tutte with New York City Opera and Florencia en el Amazonas at Washington National Opera.

On concert stages, Mr. Curran worked with William Christie in Alice Tully Hall in collaboration with Juilliard’s Historical Performance Program, appeared as tenor soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Hodie at Carnegie Hall, and performed a pops concert highlighting Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals with Southwest Florida Symphony, among other appearances. Also delighting musical theatre audiences, Mr. Curran appeared in the Encores! production of The Most Happy Fella at New York City Center, in An American Tragedy as Gilbert Griffiths at Glimmerglass Festival, and in Carousel also with Glimmerglass Festival and in his New York Philharmonic début in the Emmy-nominated Live from Lincoln center production.

Mr. Curran holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. Roles performed include Tenor 5 (Hunter) in Juilliard’s production of Conrad Susa’s Transformations, First Commissioner in Poulenc’s Les dialogues des Carmélites, Arnalta in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Gonzalve in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole and Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Mr. Curran is the 2013 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council district competition in Pittsburgh. He has received many honors, including the Edgar Sholund Memorial Award, Steven Dunham Award, Rita Greenland Scholarship, the Rise Stevens Scholarship Fund, and the Marion L. Dears Memorial Scholarship.

 

 

 

 

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