Curtis B Peters
Style: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Professor of Voice, Eastern Michigan University
Bio: Tenor Curt Peters is a lifelong resident of Michigan who has performed in opera, oratorio and concert repertoire throughout the United States and Canada. His operatic credits include performances of Nemorino in Donizzeti’s L’elisir d’amore, Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Aeneas in Purcell’s Dino and Aeneas. Mr. Peters recently sang the demanding role of Tristan in a concert presentation of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in New York City for members of the Wagner Society of New York. Mr. Peters’ oratorio experience includes numerous performances of Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and St. Paul, Haydn’s Creation, Lord Nelson Mass and Mass in Time of War, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass and the Verdi Requiem. Equally gifted as a concert artist, Mr. Peters recently sang with Orchestra Sonos, performing the tenor solos in Schubert’s Mass in G and Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis. His concert appearances include appearances with the Windsor Symphony, the Detroit Oratorio Society, the Livonia Symphony, the Flint Symphony, the Royal Oak Symphony, the Rochester Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony and the Metropolitan Detroit Chorale. Other performances include performances of the Dvorak Stabat Mater with the Rochester Symphony and Bach’s Magnificat with the combined voices of Vangard Voices and the Dearborn Community Chorus. Also active as a recording artist, Mr. Peters was chosen to sing “Nessun dorma” for a national television advertisement for Ford Motor Company created by advertising giant J. Walter Thompson. Additionally, Mr. Peters recorded the leading tenor roles in Yanitza and Acis et Galatée, two cantatas composed by famed Detroit Symphony director Paul Paray; these cantatas were recorded with members of the Detroit Symphony augmented with musicians from the Michigan Opera Theatre orchestra.
Voice Type: Tenor
Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I accept students through a college or university program