JAMES CURRY Tenor
JAMES CURRY, tenor, hails from Texas, where he received his musical education at, among other places, the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, studying with Bruce Foote and Lloyd Pfautsch.
He undertook further vocal studies at the University of Texas in Austin with Leonard Johnson and Morris Beachy, and also participated in a master class with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
He commenced his singing career in Boston, performing there with ensembles specializing in the interpretation of early music, such as with the Boston Camerata.
In 1988, an invitation of the vocal group La Capella led the tenor to take up residence in Vienna. Since then he has appeared regularly with various ensembles such as the Austrian Radio Choir, the Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Klangforum Wien, the Ensemble Accentus, Voces, the Wiener Akademie, the Clemnecic Consort, the Company of Music, the Ensemble Arcantus and the Hofhaymer Ensemble.
This activity is complemented by numerous CD recordings of both early and contemporary music.
In addition to appearances as a consort singer in many european cities, he has been a soloist in productions of contemporary operas such as Aribert Reimann´s Das Schloss (Wiener Operntheater) and in Werner Pirchner´s stage music for Jedermann (Salzburg Festival), in Bernhard Lang´s I Hate Mozart and in Benjamin Britten´s Death in Venice (Theater an der Wien), Georg Friedrich Haas´ Melancholia (Opéra Garnier, Paris), in Beat Furrer´s stage works Die Blinden and Begehren, as well as in Henry Purcell´s The Fairy Queen with the Wiener Akademie.
James Curry has been a member
of the Vokalensemble NOVA since the group´s foundation in 1992.