|The recital takes place at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Single tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, contact the Kimmel Center Box office at (215) 893-1999 or kimmelcenter.org. The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP.
About Eric Owens
Mr. Owens has created an uncommon niche for himself in the ever-growing body of contemporary opera works through his determined tackling of new and challenging roles. He received great critical acclaim for portraying the title role in the world premiere of Elliot Goldenthal’s Grendel with the Los Angeles Opera, and again at the Lincoln Center Festival, in a production directed and designed by Julie Taymor.
Mr. Owens’ career operatic highlights include Alberich in the Metropolitan Opera’s Ring Cycle directed by Robert Lepage; his San Francisco Opera debut in Otello conducted by Donald Runnicles; his Royal Opera, Covent Garden, debut in Norma; Vodnik in Rusalka at Lyric Opera of Chicago; the title role in Handel’s Hercules with the Canadian Opera Company; Aida at Houston Grand Opera; Rigoletto, Il trovatore, and La bohème at Los Angeles Opera; Die Zauberflöte for his Paris Opera (Bastille) debut; and Ariodante and L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the English National Opera. Mr. Owens has been recognized with multiple honors, including the 2003 Marian Anderson Award, a 1999 ARIA award, second prize in the Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition.
A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Owens began his musical training as a pianist at the age of six, followed by formal oboe study at age eleven under Lloyd Shorter of the Delaware Symphony and Louis Rosenblatt of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He studied voice while an undergraduate at Temple University, and then as a graduate student at the Curtis Institute of Music. He currently studies with Armen Boyajian. He serves on the Board of Trustees of both the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and Astral Artistic Services.
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Curtis Presents: Eric Owens and Friends
BÖHM “Still wie die Nacht,” Op. 326, No. 27
BRAHMS Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52
BRAHMS Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121
CORNELIUS “Scheiden,” Op. 16, No. 4
ROSSINI “La Charité” from Trois Chœurs religieux
TCHAIKOVSKY “Tears,” Op. 46, No. 3
WEILL “Lost in the Stars” from Lost in the Stars
Tickets: $25; available from the Kimmel Center Box office at (215) 893-1999 or kimmelcenter.org
The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP.
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