Stephen's is a basso cantante, with a voice  dark in colour and bright in timbre.  He made his professional debut in 1992, since when he has built up an enviable reputation in opera, concert and recital work.

Stephen graduated in economics from Christ's College, Cambridge, and began his singing studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ellis Keeler, where he was a student on the Post-Diploma Vocal Training course. After graduating from the Guildhall he subsequently studied with Vera Rosza, Madge Stephens, Dennis Wickes, Angela Hickey, Neil Howlett, Marie McLaughlin and Brindley Sherratt. Stephen has also participated in Masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School with John Carol Case, Sir Peter Pears, Paul Esswood, Galina Vishnevskaya, Steuart Bedford, Colin Graham and Nancy Evans, and at Brereton was a student of Horst Gunter.

Since 1992 Stephen has performed for many opera companies and choirs, both in the UK and abroad. Notable debuts include the Royal Festival Hall as Christus in Bach's St John Passion, Don Fernando in Fidelio with Scottish Opera, and in Pftzner's Palestrina with the Royal Opera.

Stephen now combines his performing career with a thriving teaching practice from his studio in Lincoln. See the teaching page for further information or enquire about a free consultation.

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