The American bass-baritone and music teacher, Robert Allen Kurth, obtained his Bachelor of Music music education from Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio (2003); completed his Master of Music degree at Duquesne University and received the Phillip H. Inman Award in Choral Conducting (2008).
Robert Allen Kurth recently sang the roles of The Officer in The Barber of Seville (2010), Antonio in W.A. Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (student matinée, 2010), and the Sergeant in La Boheme (2009) with Pittsburgh Opera. His Pittsburgh Opera chorus credits include Turandot (2011), Georges Bizet's Carmen (2010), Eugene Onegin (2009), Samson (2008), The Grapes of Wrath (2008), and Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd (2007). He has had the pleasure to sing bass solos with Calvary Episcopal Church and Chatham Baroque in J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) and George Frideric Handel's Messiah.
Robert Allen Kurth is now the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Duquesne, directing the 40 voice Pappert Menís Chorale. He also teaches private voice and other music classes at Point Park University. In addition to collegiate teaching, he is the director of music ministries at Covenant Community Church in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Robert Allen Kurth and his wife, Jana, are new parents to a beautiful baby girl, Geneva Marie, born July 2010.