MATTHEW CURRAN, Bass, Artist-in-Residence, has an active career in opera, concerts and recitals. Recent appearances include: Daland in Der Fliegender Holländer with Opera Roanoke, Angelotti in Tosca with Hawaii Opera, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia with Opera Memphis, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Jacksonville Symphony, Sarastro in The Magic Flute with the St. Louis Symphony and Opera Roanoke, Colline in La Bohème with Atlanta Opera, Opera Grand Rapids and the Jacksonville Symphony, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor and Oroveso in Norma with Baltimore Concert Opera, Brahms' Requiem with Symphony Silicon Valley, Inspector Watts (cover) in Séance on a Wet Afternoon at New York City Opera, Bérénice with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Messiah with the Garden State Philharmonic, and Edwin Cheney in Shining Brow (by Daron Hagen) with the Buffalo Philharmonic.

Other notable credits include appearances with Seattle Opera as Zaretzky in Eugene Onegin, Skagit Opera as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, New York City Opera, covering the role of Inspector Watts in Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon and also singing in their Vox Opera Lab Concerts. He was Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette, Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Pistola in Falstaff for Opera New Jersey. Concert appearances include Symphony Silicon Valley as soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, American Symphony Orchestra, and highly praised interpretations in Handel’s Messiah with the Garden State Philharmonic and others. He has also performed with Zürich Opera, New Orleans Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, and Center City Opera Theater among others.

A cum laude graduate of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Music, he received his Master's degree at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music where he sang Count Waldner in Arabella and the Doctor in Wozzeck. He subsequently joined Seattle Opera's Young Artist program for two seasons. Following Seattle he furthered his training at the International Opera Studio in Zurich.


 

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