Tenor Stephen Steffens is an emerging lyric tenor living in New York, NY. He has been praised for having a “sweet yet heroic sound”. His most recent credits include Nika Magadoff in The Consul, Goro in Madama Butterfly, and the featured tenor soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ. His planned 2021 schedule included Tonio in La fille du regiment and Riccardo Percy in Anna Bolena. In 2020 Stephen performed the Duke in Rigoletto.
Stephen’s 2018 performances include: Belmonte in The abduction from the Seraglio; Leandro in La Cifra; Captain Richard Warrington in Naughty Marietta; Carl Jensen in The Yellow Star; and the featured tenor soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Stephen recently made his Long Island Opera debut singing Camille in The Merry Widow.
He also just made his Maryland Lyric Opera debut singing Kaspar in their December 2016 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. His other credits include Fenton in Falstaff, and Don Ramiro in Cinderella, both with Bronx Opera.
Stephen was a member of the 2015 Fargo-Moorhead Opera Young Artist Program. In 2014 he made his Canadian opera debut singing Lysander in Brittens’ Midsummer Night’s Dream. His other engagements include singing with Brooklyn Summer Opera Festival as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, New York Opera Exchange as Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus; Ballad of Baby Doe (President Chester Arthur) with Opera Bozeman; Ecclitico in Haydn’s Il Mondo Della Luna, and Ernesto in scenes from Don Pasquale. He has also sung various oratorios throughout the country.
In 2009 he won First Prize at the NATS competition Northwest.