Stephen Bell

             

Tenor

 

Biography

Described by Cesky Kultur Magazine (Czech Republic) as “a bright tenor, with a lovely lyrical Mozart voice” Canadian-Estonian tenor Stephen Bell, has sung with companies in Canada, the United States, Czech Republic and Germany.  Stephen Bell was a member of the Calgary Opera Young Emerging Artist Program for the 2006/2007 season, and made his Calgary Opera debuts as “Trevor” in John Estacio’s opera Frobisher followed by “Spoletta” in Tosca.


Role credits have included “Oronte” in Alcina with Halifax Summer Opera,  “Count Almaviva” in The Barber of Seville with the Jeunesse Musicales, “Tanzmeister/Brighella” in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Toronto Summer Music Festival and “Fenton” in Falstaff with Summer Opera Lyric Theater. Mr. Bell has performed with the city opera theater Meteske Divadlo Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic from the 2006-09 seasons singing such roles as “Don Ottavio” in Don Giovanni, “Lensky” in Eugene Onegin, “Ferrando” in Cosi Fan Tutte and “Tamino” in Die Zauberfloete.  In concert work, Stephen has sung the tenor soloist Handel’s Messiah with the Vancouver Bach Choir/Symphony and the Mississauga Choral Society, and toured with Teplice Radio Orchestra in the Czech Republic. Recent credits include understuding the role of “Scaramuccio” in Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as workshopping Canadian composer James Rolfe’s opera Donna, both with the Canadian Opera Company, understudying “Nathaniel” in the Canadian Opera Company’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, and the role of “Tamino” in Die Zauberfloete with Maritime Concert Opera. Currently Stephen sings with the Canadian Opera Company chorus, and is working on a recording of Estonian Art Song featuring works by M.Saar, T. Vettik, P. Tammeveski etc. with Toronto based pianist/conductor Charles Kipper for release in the winter of 2013. Upcoming engagements include the role of “Nemorino” in Maritime Concert Opera’s L’Elisir d’amore.

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