Curtis: the hardest school to get into, and the best

Gaining admittance into the Curtis Institute of Music really was a dream come true. I was surrounded by the highest caliber of young musicians for three years, and the performances were magical.  I cannot write enough good about this school.

The most memorable experiences were the operas. Curtis’s Opera Department puts on at least 4 major operas per year. Nothing teaches more than experience, and they were always sure to bring in highly qualified guest conductors and stage directors, as well as provide excellent coaching in various languages. I’m posting pictures below of some of the best moments caught on camera:

Cleopatra, in Antony and Cleopatra, by Samuel Barber

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Plus mp3 of “Give Me Some Music”:

 

The Cunning Little Vixen (in Czech!!! thank you to Milos Repicky, for those coachings)

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And Marguerite, in Faust

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I truly still dream about my time there, maybe because I loved it so much and sometimes wish I was back. Final pic: from graduation, with a much-loved benefactor and brilliant composer.

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