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Stephen L. Bryant

Stephen L. Bryant


Bass-Baritone

Grammy nominee Stephen L. Bryant’s distinguished career in concert and opera has taken him around the world, with acclaimed performances in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the 2018-19 season, he performs in Charles Wuorinen’s opera Haroun and the Sea of Stories, based on the novel by Salman Rushdie, with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. In July 2019, he sings as a soloist with the Mendhelssohn Club of Philadelphia, in Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew.

Mr. Bryant’s 2015-2016 season included Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and with the Brussels Philharmonic, the roles of Cecco and Raimondo in Wagner’s Rienzi with the National Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bridgeport Symphony and the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Hartford Chorale.

A premiere interpreter of the works of Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun, Bryant created the role of Dante in the world premiere of the opera Marco Polo and was nominated for a Grammy for “Best Opera Recording” for the opera’s release on Opus Arte. He reprised the role for productions at London’s Barbican Centre (broadcast by the BBC), the Bergen International Festival and with de Nederlandse Opera. He has also performed Water Passion after St. Matthew with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, and on tour in the Netherlands; and Tan Dun’s Orchestra Theatre II with the Hamburger Symphoniker. His other recent concert appearances include Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra; Handel’s Messiah with the Indianapolis and Pittsburgh symphonies; Mozart’s Requiem with Princeton Pro Musica; and Verdi’s Requiem with the Washington National Opera Orchestra under the auspices of the Defiant Requiem Foundation.

Stephen L. Bryant has appeared in numerous roles with New York City Opera, most recently in productions of A Quiet Place and Intermezzo. Other opera performances include Mr. Gobineau in The Medium at the Spoleto Festival USA; Robert Gonzales in Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk and the Bonze in Madama Butterfly with San Francisco Opera; Capulet in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Michigan Opera Theatre, Chautauqua Opera, and Toledo Opera; George Milton in Of Mice and Menwith Arizona Opera; and Indiana Elliot’s Brother in Thomson’s The Mother of Us All with Santa Fe Opera.

Tan Dun’s ‘The Water Passion’ superbly done by LA Master Chorale

“Stephen L. Bryant sang throughout the 90 minute work with sustained drama and beautiful tone. Never losing vocal control, his role as Jesus had him sing incredibly low notes, and then slowly sweep up into full operatic baritone sounds or end at high falsetto voice. His over-tone singing was quite impressive as was the general flexibility of his voice.”

– Ahdda Shur, LA ExaminerRelated Link

Tan Dun’s Water Passion bathes all in excellence

“Carefully rehearsed over the past few weeks, the performance on Sunday was meticulously presented, with vocal soloists soprano-in-excelsis Delaram Kamareh and basso profundo-in-extremis Stephen L. Bryant dazzling in challenging roles that preclude nearly all potential soloists, given their respective tessituras alone…. His vocal production was prodigious and beautiful.”

– Douglas Neslund, LA OpusRelated Link

Riveting “Water Passion” at SummerFest

“Bass-baritone Stephen L. Bryant ardently propelled the passion narrative singing the words of Jesus and, in the opening section, those of John the Baptist, who aptly begins ‘Water Passion’ with St. Matthew’s account of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River. A veteran of numerous ‘Water Passion’ performances (he has also recorded the work), Bryant’s deep, well-modulated sonority suggested gravitas without the stoicism some singers bring to the role of Jesus in a traditional passion oratorio.”

– Ken Herman, San Diego StoryRelated Link

 

Tan Dun: Water Passion After St Matthew – Sony | Released 11/19/2002


Orchestral

  • Bach
    Cantatas – 4, 8, 56, 79, 80, 82, 93, 97, 106, 140, 147
    Magnificat
    Mass in B minor
    St. John Passion
    St. Matthew Passion

    Barber
    Dover Beach

    Beethoven
    Choral Fantasy
    Mass in C
    Symphony No. 9

    Bloch
    Sacred Service

    Brahms
    Ein Deutsches Requiem

    Britten
    War Requiem

    Copland
    Old American Songs

    Dun
    Orchestra Theater II
    The Water Passion of St. Matthew

    Duruflé
    Requiem

    Dvorák
    Requiem
    Stabat Mater
    Te Deum

    Fauré
    Requiem

    Handel
    Jephta
    Judas Maccabaeus
    Messiah
    Samson
    Saul
    Solomon
    Theodora

    Haydn
    The Creation
    Harmoniemesse
    Lord Nelson Mass
    Missa Cellensis
    Paukenmesse
    The Seasons
    Theresienmesse

    Mahler
    Symphony No. 8

    Mendelssohn
    Elijah
    Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
    St. Paul
    Te Deum

    Mozart
    Coronation Mass
    Great Mass in C minor
    Regina Coeli in C
    Requiem
    Solemn Vespers

    Rachmaninoff
    The Bells

    Rossini
    Stabat Mater

    Schubert
    Mass in A-flat
    Mass in B-flat
    Mass in E-flat
    Mass in G

    Schumann
    Requiem

    Stravinsky
    Les Noces

    Tan Dun
    Water Passion After St. Matthew

    Vaughan Williams
    Dona Nobis Pacem
    Five Mystical Songs
    A Sea Symphony

    Verdi
    Requiem

Opera

  • Beethoven
    Fidelio (Rocco, Pizarro)

    Bernstein
    Candide (Bear-Keeper, Grand Inquisitor, Tsar Ivan)
    A Quiet Place (Sam)

    Bizet
    Carmen (Escamillo, Zuniga)

    Britten
    Billy Budd (John Claggart)

    Donizetti
    Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo)

    Floyd
    Of Mice and Men (George)

    Gounod
    Roméo et Juliette (Capulet)

    Handel
    Giulio Cesare (Giulio Cesare)

    Leigh
    Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote)

    Menotti
    The Medium (Mr. Gobineau)

    Mozart
    Così Fan Tutte (Don Alfonso)
    Don Giovanni (Leporello, Masetto)
    Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro, Bartolo)
    Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro, Sprecher)

    Puccini
    La Bohème (Colline, Benoit, Alcindoro)
    Gianni Schicchi (Betto)
    Madama Butterfly (Bonze, Sharpless)
    Tosca (Scarpia)

    Rodgers
    South Pacific (Emil de Becque)

    Rossini
    La Cenerentola (Alidoro)
    L’Italiana in Algeri (Haly)
    Il Viaggio a Reims (Lord Sidney)

    Sondheim
    Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd)

    Strauss, Johann
    Die Fledermaus (Frank)

    Strauss, Richard
    Intermezzo (Kammersanger)

    Stravinsky
    The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow)

    Tan Dun
    Marco Polo (Dante)

    Thomson
    The Mother of Us All (Indiana Elliot’s Brother)

    Verdi
    Aida (Amonasro, Ramfis)
    Otello (Montano)
    Rigoletto (Monterone)
    Un Ballo in Maschera (Sam)

    Wallace
    Harvey Milk (Robert Gonzales)

Orchestral

  • Bach
    Cantatas – 4, 8, 56, 79, 80, 82, 93, 97, 106, 140, 147
    Magnificat
    Mass in B minor
    St. John Passion
    St. Matthew Passion

    Barber
    Dover Beach

    Beethoven
    Choral Fantasy
    Mass in C
    Symphony No. 9

    Bloch
    Sacred Service

    Brahms
    Ein Deutsches Requiem

    Britten
    War Requiem

    Copland
    Old American Songs

    Dun
    Orchestra Theater II
    The Water Passion of St. Matthew

    Duruflé
    Requiem

    Dvorák
    Requiem
    Stabat Mater
    Te Deum

    Fauré
    Requiem

    Handel
    Jephta
    Judas Maccabaeus
    Messiah
    Samson
    Saul
    Solomon
    Theodora

    Haydn
    The Creation
    Harmoniemesse
    Lord Nelson Mass
    Missa Cellensis
    Paukenmesse
    The Seasons
    Theresienmesse

    Mahler
    Symphony No. 8

    Mendelssohn
    Elijah
    Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
    St. Paul
    Te Deum

    Mozart
    Coronation Mass
    Great Mass in C minor
    Regina Coeli in C
    Requiem
    Solemn Vespers

    Rachmaninoff
    The Bells

    Rossini
    Stabat Mater

    Schubert
    Mass in A-flat
    Mass in B-flat
    Mass in E-flat
    Mass in G

    Schumann
    Requiem

    Stravinsky
    Les Noces

    Tan Dun
    Water Passion After St. Matthew

    Vaughan Williams
    Dona Nobis Pacem
    Five Mystical Songs
    A Sea Symphony

    Verdi
    Requiem

Opera

  • Beethoven
    Fidelio (Rocco, Pizarro)

    Bernstein
    Candide (Bear-Keeper, Grand Inquisitor, Tsar Ivan)
    A Quiet Place (Sam)

    Bizet
    Carmen (Escamillo, Zuniga)

    Britten
    Billy Budd (John Claggart)

    Donizetti
    Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo)

    Floyd
    Of Mice and Men (George)

    Gounod
    Roméo et Juliette (Capulet)

    Handel
    Giulio Cesare (Giulio Cesare)

    Leigh
    Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote)

    Menotti
    The Medium (Mr. Gobineau)

    Mozart
    Così Fan Tutte (Don Alfonso)
    Don Giovanni (Leporello, Masetto)
    Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro, Bartolo)
    Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro, Sprecher)

    Puccini
    La Bohème (Colline, Benoit, Alcindoro)
    Gianni Schicchi (Betto)
    Madama Butterfly (Bonze, Sharpless)
    Tosca (Scarpia)

    Rodgers
    South Pacific (Emil de Becque)

    Rossini
    La Cenerentola (Alidoro)
    L’Italiana in Algeri (Haly)
    Il Viaggio a Reims (Lord Sidney)

    Sondheim
    Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd)

    Strauss, Johann
    Die Fledermaus (Frank)

    Strauss, Richard
    Intermezzo (Kammersanger)

    Stravinsky
    The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow)

    Tan Dun
    Marco Polo (Dante)

    Thomson
    The Mother of Us All (Indiana Elliot’s Brother)

    Verdi
    Aida (Amonasro, Ramfis)
    Otello (Montano)
    Rigoletto (Monterone)
    Un Ballo in Maschera (Sam)

    Wallace
    Harvey Milk (Robert Gonzales)

Audio

Britten: War Requiem – After the Blast of Lightning

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Excerpt)

Handel: Messiah – Why Do the Nations?

Rogers: Camelot – If Ever I Would Leave You

Loewe: South Pacific – Some Enchanted Evening

Sondheim: Sweeney Todd – Epiphany

Documents

Short Biography

Grammy nominee Stephen L. Bryant’s distinguished career in concert and opera has taken him around the world, with acclaimed performances in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the 2018-19 season, he performs in Charles Wuorinen’s opera Haroun and the Sea of Stories, based on the novel by Salman Rushdie, with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. In July 2019, he sings as a soloist with the Mendhelssohn Club of Philadelphia, in Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew. His 2017-18 season included a performance as soloist with Soundstreams Canada.

Full Biography

Grammy nominee Stephen L. Bryant’s distinguished career in concert and opera has taken him around the world, with acclaimed performances in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the 2018-19 season, he performs in Charles Wuorinen’s opera Haroun and the Sea of Stories, based on the novel by Salman Rushdie, with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. In July 2019, he sings as a soloist with the Mendhelssohn Club of Philadelphia, in Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew.

Mr. Bryant’s 2015-2016 season included Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and with the Brussels Philharmonic, the roles of Cecco and Raimondo in Wagner’s Rienzi with the National Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bridgeport Symphony and the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Hartford Chorale.

A premiere interpreter of the works of Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun, Bryant created the role of Dante in the world premiere of the opera Marco Polo and was nominated for a Grammy for “Best Opera Recording” for the opera’s release on Opus Arte. He reprised the role for productions at London’s Barbican Centre (broadcast by the BBC), the Bergen International Festival and with de Nederlandse Opera. He has also performed Water Passion after St. Matthew with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, and on tour in the Netherlands; and Tan Dun’s Orchestra Theatre II with the Hamburger Symphoniker. His other recent concert appearances include Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra; Handel’s Messiah with the Indianapolis and Pittsburgh symphonies; Mozart’s Requiem with Princeton Pro Musica; and Verdi’s Requiem with the Washington National Opera Orchestra under the auspices of the Defiant Requiem Foundation.

Stephen L. Bryant has appeared in numerous roles with New York City Opera, most recently in productions of A Quiet Place and Intermezzo. Other opera performances include Mr. Gobineau in The Medium at the Spoleto Festival USA; Robert Gonzales in Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk and the Bonze in Madama Butterfly with San Francisco Opera; Capulet in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Michigan Opera Theatre, Chautauqua Opera, and Toledo Opera; George Milton in Of Mice and Menwith Arizona Opera; and Indiana Elliot’s Brother in Thomson’s The Mother of Us All with Santa Fe Opera.