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Kurt Streit

Tenor

Biography

Kurt Streit in action.
Kurt Streit as Jimmy Macintyre in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny © ROH 2015. Photograph by Clive Barda

American tenor Kurt Streit made his Royal Opera debut in 1992 as Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and has since sung Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Johnny Inkslinger (Paul Bunyan), Cassio (Otello), David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Jupiter (Semele), Prunier (La rondine), Don Anchise (La finta giardiniera), Boris Grigorjevic (Kát’a Kabanová), the Marquis (The Gambler), Bajazet (Tamerlano) and Jimmy McIntyre (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny).

Streit played guitar as a teenager and later studied singing with Marilyn Tyler at the University of New Mexico. He went on to become a member of apprentice programmes in San Francisco and Santa Fe. He has since performed for leading companies and houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Liceu, Barcelona, La Monnaie, Brussels, La Scala, Milan, Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Dutch National Opera and Frankfurt Opera.

Streit’s repertory includes Alwa (Lulu), Gabriel von Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Enée (Les Troyens), Loge (Das Rheingold), Jeník (The Bartered Bride), Albrecht von Brandenburg (Mathis der Maler), Prince Vasili Golitsyn (Khovanshchina) and the title role in Palestrina. He has won acclaim for his Mozart and Handel roles, including Tito (La clemenza di Tito), Idomeneo, Grimoaldo (Rodelinda) and Jephtha. He performs regularly in concert, and has recorded for many leading labels.

Photos

Peter Hoare, Willard W. White, Anne Sofie Von Otter as Leocadia Begbick, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, Christine Rice, Kurt Streit and Neal Davies in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Production photo of John Fulljames's production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Streit as Jimmy Macintyre, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts as Jack O’Brien, Darren Jeffery as Bank Account Bill and Neal Davies as Alaska Wolf Joe in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Streit as Jimmy Macintyre in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Streit, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, Neal Davies, Darren Jeffery in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Christine Rice as Jenny and Kurt Streit as Jimmy Macintyre in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Streit in Tamerlano, The Royal Opera

Willard W. White, Peter Hoare, Anne Sofie Von Otter and Kurt Streit in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Streit as Jimmy Macintyre in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Anne Sofie Von Otter, Willard W. White , Peter Hoare, Christine Rice , Kurt Streit, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, Darren Jeffery and Robert Clark as the Bar Pianist.

Kurt Streit as Jimmy Macintyre and Christine Rice as Jenny in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Streit as Jimmy Macintyre, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts as Jack O’Brien, Darren Jeffery as Bank Account Bill and Neal Davies as Alaska Wolf Joe in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Streit in The Gambler, The Royal Opera

Kurt Streit

Neal Davies, Kurt Streit, Christine Rice, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Darren Jeffery and Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Christine Rice as Jenny and Kurt Streit as Jimmy Macintyre in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Streit as Jimmy Macintyre in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny