August 19, 2021 – Curtis Tucker joined First Coast Opera (FCO) as Artistic Director in 2014. Since then, he has produced, conducted, and/or performed in each FCO program. Formerly General and Artistic Director of Opera Saratoga in upstate New York, he has led productions across the country, including the world premiere of Michael Ching’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Opera A Cappella for Memphis Opera, also recorded and released by Albany Records.
He formerly served on the voice faculty of the Florida School of the Arts and has been guest conductor for recent productions at the University of North Florida and University of Mobile. His third original opera, Penelope Ann’s Revenge, received its premiere in May 2021 in a co-production by A Classic Theatre and First Coast Opera. Another work, The Trial of B. B. Wolf, will be presented in January 2022 at the annual convention of the National Opera Association at World Golf Village. Bravo!