Stephen Anthony Brown – Tenor
Stephen studied at Trinity College, London and then at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music. His career has led to roles with companies such as Almeida Opera, Kent Opera, Opera Della Luna, Castleward Opera, Raymond Gubbay at the Albert Hall, Garsington Festival, Carl Rosa Opera and the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
Stephen’s opera roles include Nemorino L'Elisir D'Amore, Don Ramiro La Cenerentola, Ernesto Don Pasquale and Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress. For Gyndebourne he has sung Pedro in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery, Peter Quint (cover) The Turn of the Screw and Lysander (cover) A Midsummer Night’s Dream. More recently, Elder Hayes Susannah for English Touring Opera, Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Opera de Baugè in France, Lt Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Alfredo La Traviata.
On the concert platform, Stephen has sung in all of the UK’s major Concert Halls and Cathedrals. He has sung most of the major concert repertoire. He regularly sings Bach’s Evangelists and Elgar’s Gerontius. Some highlights include Verdi’s Requiem at London’s Barbican, Handel's Messiah in Romania, Rossini's Stabat Mater in Norway, Stradella's San Giovanni Battista in Jerusalem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Spain and Bach's Matthäus Passion in Iceland and in London with Peter Schreier.
Stephen takes up the post of Vocal Coach to Southampton Philharmonic Choir in October 2012.