A frequent soloist with the Helena Symphony, Baritone Charles Robert Stephens’s career spans a wide variety of roles and styles in opera and in concert. In addition to regularly appearing with the New York City Opera and in Carnegie Hall, Mr. Stephens has performed with the Oratorio Society of New York, Masterworks Chorus, and Musica Sacra. In addition to nearly fifty performances of Verdi’s La Traviata with the New York City Opera, he appeared in the New York premiere of Adamo’s acclaimed opera Little Women.
His recent Carnegie Hall performances with Opera Orchestra of New York have included roles in Verdi’s Otello, Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, and Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur. Mr. Stephens’ has appeared in productions of Rigoletto with the National Theater of Taiwan, Aida with El Paso Opera, La Traviata in Montevideo, Uruguay and with the Minnesota Opera, Il Trovatore with the Boston Bel Canto, Madame Butterfly with the National Theater of Santo Domingo and the Helena Symphony, The Marriage of Figaro with the Hawaii Opera, and several other productions throughout the world.
Mr. Stephens’ hundreds of concert appearances include notable engagements the Seattle Symphony, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Musicworks, Tacoma Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Spoletto Festival, Westminster Choir, Seattle Pro Musica, and Bellingham Festival.
Dedicated to education, Mr. Stephens also teaches voice at Pacific Lutheran University and privately in Seattle.