Stephen Chambers

Samling Artist Programme: 2011

New Zealand/British tenor Stephen Chambers holds a BSc in Physiology, as well as a MusB(Hons) from the University of Otago, a GPD (Opera) from the Boston Conservatory, and an MMus(Opera) from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Operatic roles played by Stephen include The Soldier in The Emperor of Atlantis, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Albert in Albert Herring, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, The Schoolmaster in The Cunning Little Vixen, and Lt. Bonner in War & Peace.

In 2010 he made his debuts at the BBC Proms as a soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music (BBC SSO / Runnicles), and at the Edinburgh Festival as a Trojan man in Idomeneo (SCO / Norrington).

Stephen studied with Stephen Robertson while on the Opera Course and during his post as a Young Artist in Residence at the RSAMD (now RCS), as the recipient of the ABRSM International postgraduate scholarship. Stephen has also been supported by the Sir James Caird’s Travelling Scholarships Trust.

Stephen has been a Britten-Pears Young Artist, is a Samling Artist & has attended the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Summer académies.

Stephen has covered roles for Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera. He most recently studied at the Welsh International Academy of Voice in Cardiff with Dennis O’Neill & Nuccia Focile.

In 2013, Stephen won 2nd prize in the Veronica Dunne International Singing competition in Dublin, Ireland, where he also took the Anthony Kearns prize for best male singer & the Handel Prize. He was also 2nd in the London Handel Competition.

In 2014 Stephen was a finalist in both the Belvedere International competition in Dusseldorf, Germany & the Concorso Musica Sacra in Rome, Italy.

Stephen is currently in the Opernstudio for the Berlin Staatsoper im Schiller Theater. Roles for his two seasons there include Banquo (Macbeth by Sciarrino), the Messenger (Aida), 3rd Jew (Salome), Scaramuccio (Ariadne), Gastone (La Traviata), Spoletta (Tosca), Melot (Tristan)

You can find Stephen’s schedule at the Staatsoper on their website –