Praised for his powerful, colorful singing, Stephen Carroll just completed a full season at Virginia Opera, where he sang First Philistine in Samson et Dalila, Harry in La fanciulla del West, Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor.
An avid interpreter of contemporary music, Stephen has workshopped roles for the world premieres of Clint Borzoni’s The Copper Queen, Jake Heggie’s Great Scott, and Stella Sung’s The Book Collector, and he covered Richard Croft as the tenor soloist in the premiere of Jake Heggie’s Ahab Symphony. He participated twice in Stephanie Blythe and Alan Smith’s contemporary American song festival, Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar and was subsequently invited to perform as Ms. Blythe’s guest on a recital at Merkin Hall in New York City.
Recently, Stephen was seen as Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus at Santa Fe Opera, Cassio in Otello at Dayton Opera, and Siegfried in Act 2 of Siegfried at Queen City Opera.
Upcoming debuts include the role of Niobe in the world premiere of PermaDeath, a new video game opera, with White Snake Projects in Boston, as well as a principal artist debut with Virginia Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.