Curt Olds Baritone

Curt Olds is a native of Butte, Montana, and makes his Rimrock Opera debut as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. Active in both musical theatre and opera, Curt has been seen in productions ranging from Don Pasquale and The Magic Flute, to Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music with Donna McKechnie and The Three Penny Opera with Bea Arthur and Charlotte Rae. Curt appeared in the German production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Cats, and in the 2000-2001 season he appeared on Broadway in Riverdance.

In the 2005-2006 season Mr. Olds sings Pirate King with Hawaii Opera Theatre, the Pirate in Little Prince on tour to schools with New York City Opera, performs as a guest singer with Dances Patrelle at Symphony Space in New York City, sings a solo recital in Cabo, Mexico and is recorded a CD with Dream Opera.

In the future Curt Olds sings Ko Ko in The Mikado with Fort Worth Opera, Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore with Anchorage Opera and Sacristan in Tosca with the Bridgeport Symphony.

In the 2004-2005 season Curt Olds sings Ko-Ko in The Mikado with Hawaii Opera Theatre and Njegus in The Merry Widow with Virginia Opera and Opera Memphis. The 2003-2004 season featured his debut with Arizona Opera as Ko-Ko in The Mikado. He also returned to Opera Delaware as Ben in The Telephone and Papageno in The Magic Flute. Curt is know for his highly praised interpretation of Ko-Ko in The Mikado a role he has performed with companies such as Opera Delaware (debut), Utah Festival Opera (debut), Edmonton Opera, Gold Coast Opera (debut), The National Savoyards, and Opera Northeast.

During the 2001-2002 season, Curt made his Canadian operatic debut with Edmonton Opera as Mozart’s endearing Papageno in The Magic Flute. In the 2002-2003 season, Curt reprised the role in his debut with Dayton Opera.

Other favorite operatic roles include Malatesta in Don Pasquale and the son in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with Opera Omaha, Frank in Die Fledermaus, Dick McGann in Street Scene and Njegus in The Merry Widow, all with Central City Opera, and the Duke of Plaza Toro in Colorado Symphony’s production of The Gondoliers. Musical theatre favorites include Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music at North Shore Music Theatre, Frank Butler in the New Orleans JPAS production of Annie Get Your Gun, Fred in Kiss Me, Kate and Anthony in Sweeney Todd, both with MCT, Inc. and Freddy in the Bigfork Playhouse production of My Fair Lady.
A graduate of Boston’s New England Conservatory, he holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance/Opera. He is a past regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, a Third Prize winner in Portland Opera’s Lieber Awards, and Central City Opera’s 1997 McGlone Artist of the Year.

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