Curt Peterson,
Lyric Tenor

Assistant Professor of Voice, Curt Peterson joined the University of Colorado voice faculty in the fall of 2001. 

Mr. Peterson received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in Music Theater Performance and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Colorado where he studied with Dr. Robert Harrison.  He furthered his training at the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center where he worked with the late Beverley Johnson. 

He has received numerous awards for his singing including a Sullivan Foundation grant as well as Juilliard's Derosa Prize.  During the past decade, Mr. Peterson has established himself as one of this country's finest interpreter's of Bel Canto repertoire as well as contemporary music

His list of credits include performances with; New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Beijing Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Opera d'Nantes (Nantes, France), Spoleto Festival, Opera Colorado, Calgary Opera, Portland Opera, and Central City Opera among others. 

He created the role of 'Matthew Gurney' in the international television broadcast of Emmeline by Tobias Picker and can be heard on the Albany Records original cast recording of that production.  He is a featured soloist on the recent Koch label release of composer Lowell Liebermannís chamber music for flute. 

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Peterson maintains an active performance career.    Upcoming engagements include Cosi Fan Tutte with Indianapolis Opera and Cenerentola with Utah Festival Opera




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