ROLE AND COMPANY DEBUTS
During the upcoming season, 2019-2020, Steven will make his role debut as Mr. Maguire in Tobias Picker's Emmeline with Tulsa Opera and company and role debuts as Heger/Jäger in Dvořák's Rusalka at the Tiroler Festspiele Earl. Additionally, he will make his debut at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall with The Cecilia Chorus of N.Y. singing the baritone solos in Orff's Carmina Burana and Walton's Belshazzar's Feast. Steven will also return to Jazz at Lincoln Center to sing Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen with MasterVoices and will sing the baritone solos in the oratorio Elijah by Mendelssohn with the St. George's Choral Society of NYC.
For the 2018-2019 season, engagements included his role debut as Belcore in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore with Opera Omaha, his company debut with Tulsa Opera in the title role of Donizetti's Il barbiere di siviglia, and his role and company debuts with San Diego Opera as Charlie in Heggie's Three Decembers and Teatro Nuovo as Valdeburgo in Bellini's La Straniera. Additionally, Steven made his debuts with the St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series in Miami, FL, the Venetian Arts Society in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and in Mexico with the Orquesta Filarmónica del Estado de Chihuahua.
RELEASE OF CD FEATURING STEVEN LABRIE
Steven LaBrie is featured on the CD Remember on the Roven Records label, singing American songs by Benjamin C.S. Boyle and Lori Laitman. He is accompanied by pianist Adam Nielsen.
To celebrate the release of the CD, Steven performed in a concert at Carnegie Hall on May 22, 2018 featuring him as well as fellow baritones Tobias Greenhalgh and Jarrett Ott.
Opera News in reviewing the CD states "The standout is Benjamin Boyle's Le passage des revês, a skillfull arrangement of four poems by Paul Valéry. Sung by LaBrie with an appealingly grainy tone and supple, eloquent delivery, the songs trace the poet's shifting emotions during one romantic night."
The CD may be purchased at:
Valdeburgo's Aria, Bellini's's La Straniera, Teatro Nuovo
St. Georges's Choral Society of NYC
Tiroler Festspiele Erl
December 26, 28, 30
May 1, 3(m)
Carmina Burana (Orff) & Belshazzar's Feast (Walton)
The Cecilia Chorus of NY
STEVEN LABRIE FEATURED IN CLASSICAL SINGER
"Despite childhood difficulties, Steven LaBrie was inspired early on to pursue a career in opera, and he is now beginning to attract attention in the classical world. Find out more about this baritone whose voice is as big as his heart"
By Tony Villecco for Classical Singer magazine
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