Saturday, January 1, 2000

Stephen Chambers

Stephen Chamber, Tenor

Biography for Stephen Chambers, Tenor

British born but Dunedin-bred tenor Stephen Chambers holds a BSc in Physiology, as well as a MusB(Hons) from the University of Otago, a GPD(Opera) from the Boston Conservatory, and an MMus(Opera) from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Operatic roles played by Stephen include Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Albert in Albert Herring, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia and Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw (Britten), Tamino in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), The
Schoolmaster in The Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek), and Lt. Bonner in War and Peace (Prokofiev). He also premiered the role of Daumer in Kaspar Hauser: Child
of Europe by Rory Boyle.

In 2010 he made his debuts at the BBC Proms as a soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music (BBC SSO / Runnicles), and at the Edinburgh Festival as a Trojan man in Idomeneo (SCO / Norrington). Following this he worked for Clonter Opera in their educational workshops.

Stephen currently studies with Stephen Robertson, having just completed the Opera Course at the RSAMD, as the recipient of the ABRSM International postgraduate scholarship. Stephen is also supported by Sir James Caird’s Travelling Scholarships Trust.

Last year Stephen went to the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, became a Samling scholar and attended the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence académies in June-July. He also covered the role of Mercury in Scottish Opera and Opera Northern Ireland’s touring co-production of Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach).

In 2012 Stephen has given concerts in Glasgow as one of the Young Artists in Residence at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the RSAMD) and sang his first St. John Passion as both the Evangelist and tenor soloist with members of the Dunedin Consort and their conductor, John Butt. Stephen is looking forward to joining the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus for their productions of La Cenerentola and The Fairy Queen.

You can find out more about Stephen on his website – http://web.me.com/stephen_chambers

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