With success in both classical music and musical theatre, CURT OLDS has built an impressive career specializing in these two distinct art forms, both onstage as performer/director and behind the scenes as producer/consultant for organizations interested in combining operatic, musical theatre, and symphonic elements into innovative programming for today's audiences. Additionally, he leads workshops in artistic development and is a sought-after clinician at universities, production companies, and young artist programs, recently working with Seoul National University, American University at Sharjah UAE, New England Conservatory, and Hawaii Opera Theatre.
Onstage, his performances have been seen around the world, including work on Broadway, at Lincoln Center, and at Carnegie Hall. On the concert stage, Curt has appeared with over 40 symphony orchestras and as a voice-over artist, he has recorded for clients including Planet Hollywood Casinos, Books Beyond Pages, Ethan Allen Furniture, and the syndicated PBS feature Northwest Explorer.
Following a Fellowship with the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music & DeVos Institute's Professional Development Program in partnership with the Kennedy Center, Curt diversified into arts management. He has served as Vice President of Concerts and Special Projects with ADA Artist Management which oversees 70 renowned artists. During his time with ADA, he created ADA Ovations, a programming branch of the company. Curt has also developed and directed programming in coordination with UIA Talent Agency, bringing his adapted concerts and musicals to the stages of Milwaukee Symphony,
Phoenix Symphony, Raleigh Symphony, and Utah Symphony.
Curt founded Black Tie Broadway, which offers innovative programming, adaptations of classic works, and new ideas for special theatrical events. Internationally, Curt has interfaced BTB with organizations abroad interested in bringing North American artists to overseas venues as well as cultivating partnerships to import some of the world's best artists to the United States for concert performances.
Curt holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance/Opera with Distinction from Boston's New England Conservatory and a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Montana. He resides in New York City and is a proud Montana native.
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