Kurt Streit

Tenor

Biography

Kurt Streit’s renown as a Mozart specialist has in recent years led him to further success in his broadening repertoire, encompassing works from composers such as Berg (Lulu at the Paris Opera), Britten (Death in Venice at Theater an der Wien), Pfitzner (Palestrina in Frankfurt), Janacek (Kat’a Kabanova in London, Amsterdam and Brussels, both tenor roles in Jenufa in Chicago and Amsterdam,From the House of the Dead at the Met), Wagner (Erik in Der Fliegende Hollaender in Barcelona and Munich and Loge in Das Rheingold in Frankfurt and Barcelona), Hindemith (Mathis der Maler), Berlioz(Les Troyens in Geneva, La Damnation de Faust in Madrid), Bizet (Carmen with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Fesitval in Graz), Weber (Euryanthe in Brussels) and Beethoven (Fidelio in Vienna), all the while keeping his Mozart interpretations alive with the title roles in La Clemenza di Tito, Lucio Silla andIdomeneo. His specialities also include Handel (Semele and Tamerlano at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Jephtha and Theodora with Concentus Musicus in Vienna’s Musikverein, Rodelinda in Paris, Vienna and Glyndebourne, Partenope in Chicago and in Vienna, recorded for Chandos) and Monteverdi—both Ulysse and Poppea with appearances in Berlin, Zurich and Los Angeles.

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Reviews

“Kurt Streit is indeed a great Idomeneo and a great tenor, tout court, reminiscent of Nicolai Gedda ”

Michael Miller

The Berkshire Review

“Hilary Hahn was and is the epitome of violinist perfection.”