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.
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Paul Curievici as Eames in The Virtues of Things, The Royal Opera
Paul Curievici as John, Benedict Nelson as Algernon, Alan Ewing as Lady Bracknell, Claudia Boyle as Cecily and Stephanie Marshall as Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, The Royal Opera
Michael Druiett as Uncle, Johnny Herford as Josef K, Gwion Thomas as Lawyer Huld, Nicholas Folwell as Clerk of the Court and Paul Curievici as Titorelli in Philip Glass's The Trial
Paul Curievici as John Worthing, Stephanie Marshall as Gwendolen and Alan Ewing as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest
Ida Falk Winland, Benedict Nelson and Paul Curievici in rehearsals for The Importance of Being Earnest
Johnny Herford as Josef K, Paul Curievici as Titorelli and Amanda Forbes, Michael Bennett, Rowan Hellier as Watchers in Philip Glass's The Trial
Michael Druiett as Uncle, Gwion Thomas as Lawyer Huld, Paul Curievici as Watcher and Johnny Herford as Josef K in Philip Glass's The Trial
David Stout as Selby de Selby, Fiona Kimm as Ellipsis de Selby, Robyn Allegra Parton as Peg de Selby and Paul Curievici as Eames in The Virtues of Things, The Royal Opera
Nicholas Folwell as Priest and Gwion Thomas, Paul Curievici, Michael Druiett, Rowan Hellier as Watchers in Philip Glass's The Trial
Johnny Herford as Josef K , Nicholas Folwell, Gwion Thomas, Michael Bennett, Amanda Forbes, Michael Druiett as the Coutroom Crowd, Paul Curievici as Student Berthold and Rowan Hellier as Washerwoman in Philip Glass's The Trial