Praised for his “polished baritone and acting skills” and “sterling musical and physical work,” baritone Steven Eddy is a versatile young performer with a broad repertoire spanning opera, oratorio, and art song.
An avid concert performer and Baroque music specialist, Mr. Eddy recently made his Carnegie Hall début in Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, K. 339 with the Masterworks Festival Chorus under the baton of Jo-Michael Scheibe. He has appeared with Seraphic Fire, American Classical Orchestra, Choral Arts Philadelphia, Handel Choir of Baltimore, New York Virtuoso Singers, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, The Choralis Foundation, Columbia Pro Cantare, Ensemble VIII, Saginaw Choral Society and Kalamazoo Bach Festival. His wide range of oratorio and concert works include Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio and many cantatas,
Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine,Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé, and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.
Equally adept on the opera stage, Mr. Eddy’s roles include Raimbaud (Le comte Ory), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Sid (Albert Herring), Dancaïre (Carmen), Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Aeneas (Dido & Aeneas), Schaunard (La bohème), Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Ford (Falstaff), John Brooke (Little Women), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Dr. Pangloss/Voltaire (Candide). He has had the pleasure of performing with such companies and festivals as Fort Worth Opera, Opera Saratoga, LoftOpera, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Tanglewood Music Center, Center for Contemporary Opera, Arbor Opera Theater, and the Seagle Music Colony.
Mr. Eddy has also received great praise as an interpreter of works in the art song repertory. He made his New York recital début as a winner of the 2015 Joy in Singing Debut Artist Award. As a Marc & Eva Stern Fellow with SongFest at Colburn, he had the opportunity to collaborate on recitals and masterclasses with such luminaries as Graham Johnson, Rudolf Piernay, Jake Heggie, John Musto and Sanford Sylvan. Prior to this, he was a Vocal Arts Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in 2012 and 2013, where he performed and collaborated with Stephanie Blythe, Alan Smith, and Håkan Hagegård. During his studies at the University of Michigan, he worked closely with celebrated collaborative pianist Martin Katz on a wide variety of art song and opera projects.
Winner of the 2015 Joy in Singing Debut Artist Award, Mr. Eddy also received prizes from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Oratorio Society of New York’s Lyndon Woodside competition, Joy in Singing’s Positively Poulenc! Competition, the Howard County Arts Council Rising Star, and the University of Michigan Friends of Opera competitions. He was also the recipient of the Earl V. Moore Award in Music from the University of Michigan and has been a finalist in the Dallas Opera Guild and Connecticut Opera Guild competitions.
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