The American bass, Curtis Streetman, is part of a new generation of versatile artists that strives to perform a rich and excitingly varied repertoire. Streetmanís interpretive gifts have been presented in some of the worldís major concert halls and opera houses.
Curtis 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, George Frideric 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 (Satiro in L'Orfeo by Rossi in 1997), The Halle Handel Festival, The San Juan Arts Festival, and the Baldwin-Wallace College Bach Festival. Curtis Streetman was featured in a Canadian tour of J.S. Bachís St. John Passion (BWV 245), with Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy, and performed the role of Christus in Sir Jonathan Millerís acclaimed fully staged production of The Saint Matthew Passion (BWV 244), produced by The Brooklyn Academy of Music. He performed the title role of Laloís Le Roi díYs, at Lincoln Centerís Avery Fisher Hall, with The American Symphony Orchestra, and was featured in a tour of the USA with the Rebel ensemble, in a program featuring German Baroque music. Other performances include appearances at Amsterdamís Concertgebouw, and at Viennaís Musikverein in performances of G.F. Handelís Radamisto. He made his Kennedy Center debut with The National Symphony in performances of G.F. Handelís Messiah, and performed Schumannís Szenen aus Goetheís Faust , with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. He has also appeared with The San Diego Symphony, in performances of Mozartís Requiem.
Recording credits include Monteverdiís Vespers for Musical Heritage Society, Castelnuovo-Tedeskoís Romanciero Gitano for New World Classics, Charpentier Christmas Cantatas for Naxos, and G.F. Handelís Riccardo Primo on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.