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Paul Curievici

Tenor

Biography

Paul Curievici in action.
Paul Curievici as Eames in The Virtues of Things, The Royal Opera © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

British tenor Paul Curievici made his Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Jack Worthing (Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest), a role he reprised in 2016. He has since returned to sing Eames (Rogers’s The Virtues of Things, world premiere). He made his Royal Ballet debut in 2017 in Javier De Frutos’s Les Enfants Terribles. In the 2017/18 Season he sings Second Jew (Salome) for The Royal Opera. Previous performances at the Royal Opera House include Titorelli/Flogger/Student (Glass’s The Trial, world premiere) and Stephen (Watkins’s In the Locked Room) for Music Theatre Wales. Other work at the Royal Opera House includes appearing in the short opera film The Watchers in the Wings with the Youth Opera Company.

Curievici studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with John Evans. His work in contemporary and 20th-century repertory includes Painter (Neuwirth’s American Lulu) for The Opera Group at the Young Vic, Bregenz Festival and Edinburgh International Festival and Sam Kaplan (Street Scene) with The Opera Group in Liceu, Barcelona, and Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. Other engagements include Don Basilio and Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro) for Scottish Opera, Jack (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) for Zürich Opera and Salzburger Landestheater, Kudrjáš (Kát’a Kabanová) for Opera Holland Park, Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for The Grange Festival, Evandro (Alceste), Trabuco (La forza del destino) and Don Luigi (Maria Padilla) for Chelsea Opera Group and Flavio (Norma) for Grange Park Opera.

Curievici’s awards include Scottish Opera’s John Scott Award and the Basil A. Turner Prize. He is supported by the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund and the Laurin and Arthur Glaze Trust.

News and features

Listen: <em>The Importance of Being Earnest</em> – ‘I think it would make other types of music laugh’

Listen: The Importance of Being Earnest – ‘I think it would make other types of music laugh’

31 March 2016

Four singers from The Royal Opera’s revival of Gerald Barry’s acclaimed operatic adaptation of Wilde’s classic play discuss food, convention and keeping a straight face.

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