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Craig Rutenberg, pianist

A Short Biography


Pianist Craig Rutenberg studied with Pierre Bernac and Geoffrey Parsons before working at the San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, and l'Opéra-Comique de Paris. He has been accompanist for Frederica von Stade, Erie Mills, Sumi Jo, Olaf Bär, Stanford Olsen, Roberta Peters, and Régina Crespin, and has often worked with his partner of tonight. Mr. Rutenberg can be heard on the fortepiano on the Deutsche Grammophon recording of Le Nozze di Figaro, featuring Thomas Hampson as the Count and James Levine conducting, and has recorded songs to texts by Walt Whitman with Mr. Hampson for Angel/EMI.

Craig Rutenberg has served as head of the music staff of the Metropolitan Opera, the faculty of Yale University, and currently holds an appointment as Music Supervisor of the Opera Institute at Boston University; he remains active in giving masters classes at the Chautauqua Institute, the Santa Fe Opera, the Wolf Trap Opera, and l'Ecole d'Art Lyrique de la Bastille, Paris.


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