Michael Curtain is a repetiteur at Opera Australia, and is the musical director for their touring schools program which, in 2016, will present Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel to thousands of primary school children across NSW.
Michael has performed with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Fellowship, Sinfonia and Sinfonietta, the SydneyPhilharmonia Choirs, and the Strelitzia Ensemble. He has performed in concert with many of Australia’s leading singers, including Cheryl Barker, Amelia Farrugia, Lorina Gore, and Natalie Aroyan.
Michael has been an official accompanist for the McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod and the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation.
Michael studied piano performance and accompaniment with David Miller AM, Clem Leske, and Natalia Ricci at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.