Stephen Salters

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Stephen Salters’ passionate and impeccably articulated performances of a wide range of repertoire have won him acclaim throughout Europe, the UK, Asia and the United States. He works regularly with leading conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano, Nicholas McGegan, Keith Lockhart, Ivor Bolton, Will Crutchfield, Leonard Slatkin, Hugh Wolff, Bobby McFerrin, Jane Glover, Jeff Tyzik, and Martin Haselboeck. On the opera stage with over 35 roles, he excels equally in contemporary works and standard repertory having received superlative international praise and standing ovations consistently in opera, oratorio, recital and concerts for over 20 years. Some highlights include the Minotaur in the world premiere of Philippe Fenelon’s Les Rois for Opera National in Bordeaux, the creation of the title role in Elena Ruehr’s Toussaint Before the Spirits for Opera Boston where The Boston Globe called his performance “Astounding…Salters is a fearless and exhaustingly honest performer and a thrilling singer.”, the lead role of Kovalyov in rare performances of Shostakovich’s opera The Nose, sold-out standing ovation concerts in France and in Africa and week long masterclasses in Hawaii, Mexico, Spain, and soon Brazil. Acclaimed in roles by Mozart (Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva / Le nozze di Figaro and Guglielmo / Cosi fan tutte) ; Donizetti (Malatesta / Don Pasquale) (Belcore / L’Elisir d’Amore ; Gluck (High Priest and Hercules / Alceste) ; Handel (Melisso/Alcina and Achilla / Guilio Cesare) ; Leoncavallo (Silvio / I Pagliacci); and as Captain Balstrode in Britten’s Peter Grimes at Tanglewood ; as Bill in Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, roles of Elijah and St. Paul in Canada & the USA, Jesus in Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Orff's Carmina Burana, collaborations with Dance companies including Luna Negra, Nicola Hawkins Dance Companies, the Boston & Joffrey Ballets, recitals at the Kennedy Center and Europe as well as the recent world premiere of William Bolcom's Billy and the Darbies for Mr. Salters and The Lark String Quartet.