Steven Paul Spears, tenor, has performed with the opera companies of Kentucky,
Utah, Utah Festival (in Logan), St. Louis, Cincinnati, Memphis, and Palm Beach.
His repertoire spans from Monteverdi to Britten, including the roles of Tamino,
Monostatos, Ferrando, Li'l Bat ("Susannah"), Il Conte ("Il Barbiere
di Siviglia"), the Younger Son (Britten's "The Prodigal Son"),
Fenton, Candide, Ernesto, and the tenor-altino roles in Ravel's "L'Enfant
et les Sortiléges".|
Steven's concert experiences include appearances with the Marlboro Music Festival and New England Bach Festival in Vermont, Gloriana (formerly in SLC, now in Denver), Louisville Bach Society, Kentucky Center Chamber Players, Ars Femina, Louisville Chorus, and the Louisville Ballet. His concert repertoire includes performances of "Carmina Burana", the settings of the Requiem Mass by Mozart and Webber, "Elijah", "Messiah", Mass settings of Schubert, Mozart, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Puccini, "Christmas Oratorio" (Saint-Saëns), "Four Dialogues" (Rorem), and "Hodie" (Vaughan Williams). Upcoming engagements include "St. Matthew Passion" with the New England Bach Festival in Marlboro, Vermont.
Topping Steven's list of recent competition placings, he made his NYC debut in a prizewinners' concert at Lincoln Center in April, as recipient of the Max Kade Foundation Award (2nd Place), sponsored by the Liederkranz Foundation. Other competition placings include the Metropolitan Opera Council Tri-State Region Auditions, the Palm Beach Opera Competition, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Steven is a student of Edith Davis Tidwell.