David Greco (baritone)
A truly international singer, Australian baritone David Greco has been based in the Netherlands and Germany for the last 7 years. David has sung throughout Europe’s finest concert halls, from Théâtre des Champs Elysées to the Vienna Konzerthaus, last year making his debut at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
He has been engaged by some of the most exceptional ensembles, most recently appearing at Festival Aix-en Provence with Freiburg Barokorchester, and at Glyndebourne Festival Opera with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has toured throughout Europe extensively with orchestras The Academy of Ancient Music under Richard Egarr and Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman.
Since first appearing with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in 2003, David has been engaged frequently as a soloist with the nation’s flagship orchestras and ensembles, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Pinchgut Opera. In 2015 David was given the honour of being the first singer to work with the Australia’s all period classical orchestra, the Australian Haydn Ensemble.
In April last year, he was invited to perform Aaneas in Purcell’s Dido & Aaneas in Leo Schofield’s newly formed Brisbane Baroque Festival. This year he has been invited back to the festival to sing King Arthur of Purcell. Whilst in the UK David was bass Lay Clark at Westminster Abbey Choir, and was given the privilege to sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir in Rome throughout 2014. Recent engagements include Wagner in Gounod’s Faust in a co-production with Lyric Opera Chicago in the Macau International Music Festival and concerts tours throughout Switzerland, Germany, Holland and France.
2016 sees David’s debut as a principle artist with Opera Australia in Prokopiev’s The Love of Three Oranges & The Eighth Wonder. He will also feature in concerts with Sydney Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Sydney Chamber Choir In May David will perform Pergoloesi’s La Serva Padrona and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle for Canberra International Music Festival. David’s Naxos Recording debut was recently released ‘Poems of Love & War’, featuring arias by the late New Zealand composer, Jack Body.
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Michael Curtain (pianist)
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.
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