A young American bass noted for his "stalwart" and "appealing" voice, Stephen Clark is quickly developing an exciting international opera career.
“Stephen Clark Excellently Sings Graf Ribbing with powerful, Sonorous bass.”
Michael Stange, IOCO Kultur im Netz
A young American bass noted for his "stalwart" and "appealing" voice, Stephen Clark is quickly developing an exciting international opera career. He is currently an ensemble member 0f the Theater am Goetheplatz in Bremen Germany, where he has given performances as Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Graf Ribbing in Un ballo in maschera, Der Zweiter geharnischter Mann in Die Zauberflöte, and Der Bankier and Der Theaterdirektor in Lulu. In the 2019-20 season, he will return to Bremen to sing Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Leporello and Masetto in Don Giovanni, Melisso in Alcina, Pistola in Falstaff, and Stárek (the Mill Foreman) in Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček.
From 2016-2018, Mr. Clark was a member of the prestigious Yale Opera program. During his time there, he made a number of role debuts, such as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Luka in William Walton's The Bear, and the Father-in-Law in Milhaud's Le pauvre matelot. Along with his time on the stage at Yale, he performed frequently in concert, appearing as a soloist in the first two parts of 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 most notably with the Yale Philharmonia, a performance conducted by Marin Alsop.
Mr. Clark was featured as an Apprentice Artist with Chautauqua Opera in the summer of 2018, singing Masetto in Don Giovanni while covering Leporello in the same production and also covering Pangloss in their production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. During the summers of 2017 and 2016, he was a member of Central City Opera's Apprentice Artist Program. During his time there, he sang a number of roles, including Angelotti in Tosca, a Denver Politician in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Azarias in Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, and the title role in Mozart's The Impresario. He has also given performances with regional opera companies such as the Fort Worth Opera Festival, Sarasota Opera, and Tulsa Opera.