Stephen Clark

American Bass Stephen Clark has been performing with the Theater am Goetheplatz in Bremen, Germany since 2018, where has been cited for his “very appealing and enthusiastic stage presence” (Nordwest Zeitung) in roles such as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Melisso in Alcina, Graf Ribbing in Un ballo in maschera, and Der Theaterdirektor and Bankier in Lulu. In a recent production of L’italiana in Algieri, Das Opernglas wrote, “Stephen Clark played Mustafà with full conviction and skillfully used his dark, slim bass.” 

In Theater Bremen’s 2021-22 season, Clark will perform the roles of Sarastro and Der Sprecher in a new production of Die Zauberflöte; Dulcamara in a revival of L’elisir d’amore; and Pistola in Falstaff. He will also perform in two operas by Leoš Janáček, singing the role of Stárek in Jenůfa and Harašta in The Cunning Little Vixen. = 

Before moving to Germany, Stephen was a member of the Yale Opera program, where he made his role debuts as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte. He also appeared as a concert soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Hartford Chorale, in Stravinsky’s Renard with Orchestra New England, and in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Waterbury Symphony, the Hartford Symphony, and with the Yale Philharmonia under the baton of Marin Alsop.  

Clark participated in the young artist program at Chautauqua, where he sang Masetto in Don Giovanni. Previously he spent two seasons with Central City Opera, performing the roles of Angelotti in Tosca, a Denver Politician in The Ballad of Baby Doe and Azarias in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace. He has also given performances with Sarasota Opera, the Fort Worth Opera Festival, and his hometown company, Tulsa Opera.  

February 2022

 

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