Vocalist - Baritone, Symphony Pops
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The dynamic American baritone Stephen Powell brings his "rich, lyric baritone, commanding presence, and thoughtful musicianship" (Wall Street Journal) to a wide range of music, from Monteverdi and Handel through Verdi and Puccini to Sondheim and John Adams. Opera magazine has hailed him, writing "the big news was Stephen Powell's gorgeously-sung Onegin: rock solid, with creamy legato from top to bottom and dynamics smoothly tapered but never exaggerated."
Posted: Jul-27-2011
Latest News

Baritone Stephen Powell will return to the title role of Verdi's Rigoletto at Portland Opera. 

The production will begin on May 4, 2018, with subsequent performances on the 6th, 10th and 12th. All of the presentations will be at the Keller Auditorium.

Posted: Apr-10-2018
Latest Acclaim

"The majority of the opera’s weight was borne confidently by the hunched back of baritone Stephen Powell in the title role...he soared, drawing out the wounded emotion and raw anger needed to give this iconic role its breadth and power."

— Portland Mercury
Posted: May-10-2018
Latest Recording
"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