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Steven Tharp

Steven Tharp


Tenor

Steven Tharp has been praised by Opera News for the “bel canto flexibility and sweetness” of his voice, while the New Yorker has described his voice as “strong, free, and forward in tone, verbally sure, lyrical in utterance.” In the 2017-18 season he sings as soloist in Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem with the Grand Rapids Symphony and in Haydn’s The Creationwith the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

Recently he sang Britten’s War Requiem with the Winnipeg Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem under the auspices of the Defiant Requiem Foundation in New York and Oklahoma City, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Wyoming Symphony.

Mr. Tharp has appeared in concert with orchestras worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic, American Bach Soloists, Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, Music of the Baroque, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico. His concert repertoire extends from Monteverdi to John Musto, includes the masterpieces of the 18th and 19th century — the Bach passions, the masses of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, the oratorios of Handel, Haydn, and Mendelssohn — and extends to Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder, Verdi’s Requiem, and Britten’s War Requiem.

Opera credits in the United States include performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Bel Canto at Caramoor, Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Memphis, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Omaha, Seattle Opera, and Skylight Opera. Internationally he has appeared with de Nederlandse Opera, the Nationale Reisopera (Netherlands), Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and Teatro Massimo (Palermo). In addition to the major tenor parts of Mozart and Handel, his more than 50 operatic roles include Jaquino in Fidelio, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, David in Die Meistersinger, and Lysander in Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Recitals have also been a constant and important feature of Mr. Tharp’s career. At the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art he collaborated with Will Crutchfield in two series, The World of Schubert’s Songs and The World of Heinrich Heine. He has also appeared in recital at the 92nd Street Y, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Bard Festival, Caramoor, Newport Chamber Music Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, the New York Festival of Song and venues in Europe, Japan and South America.

Mr. Tharp has recorded for Decca, Delos, Newport, Albany and Naxos. His world-premiere recording of the complete songs of Edward MacDowell, accompanied by the late James Barbagallo, earned a Grammy Award nomination, and his recording of Frank Martin’s Le Vin Herbé was an “Editor’s Choice” in Opera News. Albany released his recording of Vaughan-Williams’ On Wenlock Edge with the Ciompi Quartet, and he can be heard on a Delos release of Handel’s Messiah with the American Bach Soloists. Mr. Tharp’s live recording of Schubert’s Schwanengesang, with the Dutch pianist Jan-Paul Grijpink, was released in 2011, and an album of Fauré songs with Rachelle Jonck accompanying is forthcoming.

In recent seasons, Mr. Tharp has added stage direction to his accomplishments, with productions for the Manhattan School of Music’s Handel Project (Alcina, Ariodante) and for Caramoor (Così Fan Tutte, H.M.S. Pinafore, Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon, and Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix).

Steven Tharp Performs “The Great American Songbook” for SCT Sunday Songbook Series

“Under the idea that ‘no song is safe from me’,” he jokes, “I have put together a program that ranges from George Gershwin and Cole Porter, through vaudeville and up to contemporary composers like Paul Simon and Peter Allen.”

– Randy Stewart, KSMURelated Link

Friends Crowd Debussy at His Own Festival

“There were also some fine singers, like Steven Tharp, who brought a distinctively warm, firm tenor to Fauré’s ‘Bonne Chanson” and Désiré-Emile Inghelbrecht’s ”Au Jardin de l’Infante’.”

– Anne Midgette, The New York TimesRelated Link

 

Schubert: Schwanengesang and Seidl-Lieder – CDBY | Released 10/26/2010


 

Handel: Messiah – Delos Records | Released 11/15/2005


 

Melancholie – Albany Records | Released 11/25/2003


 

MacDowell: Complete Songs – Naxos | Released 06/01/1999


Orchestral

  • Bach 
    Cantatas
    Magnificat
    St. John Passion
    St. Matthew Passion

    Beethoven 
    Christ on the Mount of Olives
    Choral Fantasy
    Mass in C
    Missa Solemnis
    Symphony No. 9

    Berlioz 
    Te Deum

    Brahms
    Rinaldo

    Bristow 
    Daniel (Azariah)

    Britten 
    Serenade
    St. Nicolas
    War Requiem

    Bruckner 
    Te Deum

    Coleridge-Taylor 
    Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast

    Dvorák 
    Mass in D Major

    Elgar 
    The Dream of Gerontius

    Gounod 
    St. Cecilia Mass

    Handel 
    Belshazzar
    Israel in Egypt
    Judas Macabbeus
    Messiah
    Samson (Samson)
    Saul (Jonathan)

    Haydn
    Harmoniemesse
    Il Ritorno di Tobia (Tobia)
    The Creation (Uriel)
    The Seasons (Lukas)

    Honegger 
    Le roi David

    Martin 
    Le Vin Herbé (Tristan)

    Mendelssohn 
    Die erste Walpurgisnacht
    Elijah
    Lobgesang
    St. Paul

    Mozart 
    Concert Arias
    Coronation Mass
    Great Mass in C
    Requiem
    Solemn Vespers

    Scarlatti, A. 
    La Vergine Addolorata

    Schoenberg 
    Gurrelieder

    Schubert 
    Auf dem Strom
    Mass in E-flat Major

    Slonimsky 
    Song of Songs

    Smyth 
    Mass in D

    Verdi 
    Requiem

    Wallach 
    Toward a Time of Renewal

    Weill 
    Johnny Johnson (Johnny)

Opera

  • Beethoven 
    Fidelio (Jaquino)

    Berg 
    Wozzeck (Narr)

    Bizet 
    Le Docteur Miracle (Pasquin, Silvio, Miracle)

    Boito 
    Mefistofele (Wagner)

    Britten 
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander)
    The Burning Fiery Furnace (Nebuchadnezzar)
    The Prodigal Son (Tempter)

    Cavalli 
    La Calisto (Pane, La Natura)

    Chumbley 
    Ordinary People (Conrad)

    Conti 
    Don Chischiotte in Sierra Morena (Don Quixote)

    Donizetti 
    Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
    L’Elisir d’Amore (Nemorino)
    Lucrezia Borgia (Rustighello)

    Gassmann 
    L’Opera Seria (Sospiro)

    Giordano
    Andrea Chénier (Abbe)

    Gluck 
    Les Pèlerin de la Mecque (Osmin)

    Gounod 
    Roméo et Juliette (Tybalt)

    Grétry 
    Zémire et Azor (Azor)

    Hamel 
    Snow White

    Handel 
    Acis and Galatea (Acis)
    Atalanta (Aminta)
    Partenope (Emilio)
    Scipione (Lelio)
    Semele (Jupiter)

    Haydn 
    L’Infedeltà Delusa (Filippo)
    L’Isola Disabitata (Gernando)

    Kalmanoff
    The Insect Comedy (Felix)

    Larsen 
    Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein)

    Lortzing 
    Zar und Zimmermann (Chateauneuf)

    Monteverdi 
    L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Lucano)

    Mozart 
    Così Fan Tutte (Ferrando)
    Die Zauberflöte (Tamino)
    Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)

    Mussorgsky 
    Boris Godunov (Simpleton)

    Prokofiev 
    War and Peace (Factory Worker)

    Puccini 
    Gianni Schicchi (Rinuccio)
    La Rondine (Prunier)
    Turandot (Emperor)

    Ravel
    L’Heure Espagnole (Torquemada)

    Rossini 
    Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)

    Scarlatti, A. 
    Gli Equivoci Nel Sembiante (Eurillo)

    Schubert 
    Alfonso und Estrella (Alfonso)

    Strauss, J.
    Die Fledermaus (Alfred)
    Der Zigeunerbaron (Ottokar)

    Strauss, R. 
    Arabella (Graf Elemer)
    Der Rosenkavalier (Italian Tenor)

    Sullivan 
    The Mikado (Nanki-Poo)

    Wagner 
    Der Fliegende Holländer (Steersman)
    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (David, Moser, Vogelgesang)
    Parsifal (Fourth Esquire)

    Wallace 
    Kabbalah (Chochmah)

Orchestral

  • Bach 
    Cantatas
    Magnificat
    St. John Passion
    St. Matthew Passion

    Beethoven 
    Christ on the Mount of Olives
    Choral Fantasy
    Mass in C
    Missa Solemnis
    Symphony No. 9

    Berlioz 
    Te Deum

    Brahms
    Rinaldo

    Bristow 
    Daniel (Azariah)

    Britten 
    Serenade
    St. Nicolas
    War Requiem

    Bruckner 
    Te Deum

    Coleridge-Taylor 
    Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast

    Dvorák 
    Mass in D Major

    Elgar 
    The Dream of Gerontius

    Gounod 
    St. Cecilia Mass

    Handel 
    Belshazzar
    Israel in Egypt
    Judas Macabbeus
    Messiah
    Samson (Samson)
    Saul (Jonathan)

    Haydn
    Harmoniemesse
    Il Ritorno di Tobia (Tobia)
    The Creation (Uriel)
    The Seasons (Lukas)

    Honegger 
    Le roi David

    Martin 
    Le Vin Herbé (Tristan)

    Mendelssohn 
    Die erste Walpurgisnacht
    Elijah
    Lobgesang
    St. Paul

    Mozart 
    Concert Arias
    Coronation Mass
    Great Mass in C
    Requiem
    Solemn Vespers

    Scarlatti, A. 
    La Vergine Addolorata

    Schoenberg 
    Gurrelieder

    Schubert 
    Auf dem Strom
    Mass in E-flat Major

    Slonimsky 
    Song of Songs

    Smyth 
    Mass in D

    Verdi 
    Requiem

    Wallach 
    Toward a Time of Renewal

    Weill 
    Johnny Johnson (Johnny)

Opera

  • Beethoven 
    Fidelio (Jaquino)

    Berg 
    Wozzeck (Narr)

    Bizet 
    Le Docteur Miracle (Pasquin, Silvio, Miracle)

    Boito 
    Mefistofele (Wagner)

    Britten 
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander)
    The Burning Fiery Furnace (Nebuchadnezzar)
    The Prodigal Son (Tempter)

    Cavalli 
    La Calisto (Pane, La Natura)

    Chumbley 
    Ordinary People (Conrad)

    Conti 
    Don Chischiotte in Sierra Morena (Don Quixote)

    Donizetti 
    Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
    L’Elisir d’Amore (Nemorino)
    Lucrezia Borgia (Rustighello)

    Gassmann 
    L’Opera Seria (Sospiro)

    Giordano
    Andrea Chénier (Abbe)

    Gluck 
    Les Pèlerin de la Mecque (Osmin)

    Gounod 
    Roméo et Juliette (Tybalt)

    Grétry 
    Zémire et Azor (Azor)

    Hamel 
    Snow White

    Handel 
    Acis and Galatea (Acis)
    Atalanta (Aminta)
    Partenope (Emilio)
    Scipione (Lelio)
    Semele (Jupiter)

    Haydn 
    L’Infedeltà Delusa (Filippo)
    L’Isola Disabitata (Gernando)

    Kalmanoff
    The Insect Comedy (Felix)

    Larsen 
    Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein)

    Lortzing 
    Zar und Zimmermann (Chateauneuf)

    Monteverdi 
    L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Lucano)

    Mozart 
    Così Fan Tutte (Ferrando)
    Die Zauberflöte (Tamino)
    Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)

    Mussorgsky 
    Boris Godunov (Simpleton)

    Prokofiev 
    War and Peace (Factory Worker)

    Puccini 
    Gianni Schicchi (Rinuccio)
    La Rondine (Prunier)
    Turandot (Emperor)

    Ravel
    L’Heure Espagnole (Torquemada)

    Rossini 
    Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)

    Scarlatti, A. 
    Gli Equivoci Nel Sembiante (Eurillo)

    Schubert 
    Alfonso und Estrella (Alfonso)

    Strauss, J.
    Die Fledermaus (Alfred)
    Der Zigeunerbaron (Ottokar)

    Strauss, R. 
    Arabella (Graf Elemer)
    Der Rosenkavalier (Italian Tenor)

    Sullivan 
    The Mikado (Nanki-Poo)

    Wagner 
    Der Fliegende Holländer (Steersman)
    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (David, Moser, Vogelgesang)
    Parsifal (Fourth Esquire)

    Wallace 
    Kabbalah (Chochmah)

Audio

Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin – Ungeduld

Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin – Eifersucht und Stolz

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge – On Wenlock Edge

Video

Documents

Short Biography

Steven Tharp has been praised by Opera News for the “bel canto flexibility and sweetness” of his voice, while the New Yorker has described his voice as “strong, free, and forward in tone, verbally sure, lyrical in utterance.” In the 2017-18 season he sings as soloist in Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem with the Grand Rapids Symphony and in Haydn’s The Creation with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

Recently he sang Britten’s War Requiem with the Winnipeg Symphony, Verdi’s Requiemunder the auspices of the Defiant Requiem Foundation in New York and Oklahoma City, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Wyoming Symphony.

Full Biography

Steven Tharp has been praised by Opera News for the “bel canto flexibility and sweetness” of his voice, while the New Yorker has described his voice as “strong, free, and forward in tone, verbally sure, lyrical in utterance.” In the 2017-18 season he sings as soloist in Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem with the Grand Rapids Symphony and in Haydn’s The Creationwith the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

Recently he sang Britten’s War Requiem with the Winnipeg Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem under the auspices of the Defiant Requiem Foundation in New York and Oklahoma City, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Wyoming Symphony.

Mr. Tharp has appeared in concert with orchestras worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic, American Bach Soloists, Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, Music of the Baroque, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico. His concert repertoire extends from Monteverdi to John Musto, includes the masterpieces of the 18th and 19th century — the Bach passions, the masses of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, the oratorios of Handel, Haydn, and Mendelssohn — and extends to Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder, Verdi’s Requiem, and Britten’s War Requiem.

Opera credits in the United States include performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Bel Canto at Caramoor, Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Memphis, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Omaha, Seattle Opera, and Skylight Opera. Internationally he has appeared with de Nederlandse Opera, the Nationale Reisopera (Netherlands), Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and Teatro Massimo (Palermo). In addition to the major tenor parts of Mozart and Handel, his more than 50 operatic roles include Jaquino in Fidelio, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, David in Die Meistersinger, and Lysander in Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Recitals have also been a constant and important feature of Mr. Tharp’s career. At the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art he collaborated with Will Crutchfield in two series, The World of Schubert’s Songs and The World of Heinrich Heine. He has also appeared in recital at the 92nd Street Y, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Bard Festival, Caramoor, Newport Chamber Music Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, the New York Festival of Song and venues in Europe, Japan and South America.

Mr. Tharp has recorded for Decca, Delos, Newport, Albany and Naxos. His world-premiere recording of the complete songs of Edward MacDowell, accompanied by the late James Barbagallo, earned a Grammy Award nomination, and his recording of Frank Martin’s Le Vin Herbé was an “Editor’s Choice” in Opera News. Albany released his recording of Vaughan-Williams’ On Wenlock Edge with the Ciompi Quartet, and he can be heard on a Delos release of Handel’s Messiah with the American Bach Soloists. Mr. Tharp’s live recording of Schubert’s Schwanengesang, with the Dutch pianist Jan-Paul Grijpink, was released in 2011, and an album of Fauré songs with Rachelle Jonck accompanying is forthcoming.

In recent seasons, Mr. Tharp has added stage direction to his accomplishments, with productions for the Manhattan School of Music’s Handel Project (Alcina, Ariodante) and for Caramoor (Così Fan Tutte, H.M.S. Pinafore, Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon, and Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix).