BA (romance languages) Bowdoin College
Honorary Doctorate (music) Bowdoin College
Kurt Ollmann first came to prominence singing Riff on the Deutsche Grammophon recording of West Side Story under Leonard Bernstein. He has since sung at La Scala, Milan under Abbado and with the opera companies of Vienna, Rome, Santa Fe, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. among others. A distinguished orchestral soloist and song recitalist, Ollmann has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, L'Orchestre de Paris, Rome's Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the New York Philharmonic, as well as with the orchestras of Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco. He has presented song recitals in London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Lebanon, Kuwait and Bolivia. Ollmann's many recordings include Ravel's L'heure Espagnole, his La Scala Pelleas, Gershwin's Oh, Kay, Gounod's Romeo Et Juliette with Placido Domingo and Bernstein's Candide.