Michael Curtain is the Assistant Chorus Master at Opera Australia, and was previously a repetiteur and musical director for their touring schools program. Michael has performed with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Fellowship, Sinfonia and Sinfonietta, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and the Strelitzia Ensemble. He has performed in concert with many of Australia’s leading singers, including Cheryl Barker, Amelia Farrugia, Lorina Gore, and Natalie Aroyan.
Michael has been an official accompanist for the McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod and the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation.
Michael studied piano performance and accompaniment with David Miller AM, Clem Leske, and Natalia Ricci at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.