Vocalist - Baritone, Symphony Pops

The dynamic American baritone Stephen Powell brings his “rich, lyric baritone, commanding presence, and thoughtful musicianship” to a wide range of music (Wall Street Journal). He recently made a successful debut performance as the title role in Macbeth with Michigan Opera Theatre, of which Opera News wrote “Powell’s undeniably powerful voice seethed with potential until his astonishing Act IV andante, when the gleaming beauty and sumptuous musicality of his rich baritone was finally given resplendent display."

Posted: May-14-2019
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Stephen Lord will conduct Michigan Opera Theatre's Sweeney Todd in the 2019-20 season, with baritone Stephen Powell as the title role, tenor Scott Ramsay as Beadle Bamford, and tenor Matthew DiBattista as Pirelli. Stephen Lord will also conduct Pagliacci and a season-opening gala concert of arias and musical theater featuring Michael Fabiano and Leah Crocetto.

Posted: Feb-28-2019
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"Powell, who sang the title role in San Diego Opera’s 'Rigoletto' earlier this season, was in robust voice, as always. He was mournful in 'Eri tu che Macchiavi quell’anima' in Verdi’s 'A Masked Ball,' serenely focused in 'O du mein holder Abensternden' from Wagner’s 'Tannhauser' and happily at ease with 'How to Handle a Woman' from 'Camelot.'"

— San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted: May-16-2019
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"I never thought I'd find myself wanting to review a recording of Orff's Carmina Burana, but this one with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra caught my ear and is so superb—so lively, accurate, cleanly recorded, and handsomely played—that its action-movie, apocalyptic aspects are matched by its introspective moments."
- ClassicsToday.com
Posted: Jun-2-2011
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Posted: Jun-27-2012