Stephen studied at Trinity College, London and at the Royal College of Music Benjamin Britten International Opera School.
Elsewhere he has covered Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor for Scottish Opera, performed Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress at London’s Blackheath Halls, Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Opera de Baugè in France, Ferrando for the Netherlands Opera Studio, Eisenstein Die Fledermaus for Kentish Opera, and Filch in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera for the Consort of Early Music. He has also performed a number of new and rarely heard compositions, highlights have included David in Deirdre Gribbin’s Hey Persephone! for Almeida Opera conducted by David Parry, Adam in Mark Glentworth’s Ula at the Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival and in the British première of Rothchild’s Violin by Fleischman/Shostakovitch for Second Movement, and Neck-Konig in the world première of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s ‘missing’ opera Thelma for Surrey Opera, which he also transcribed.
With an extensive variety of repertoire, Stephen has performed many different roles spanning from Baroque to Contemporary Opera. Previous seasons’ highlights include, for Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera, Pedro Betrothal in a Monastery under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, Peasant Leader Eugene Onegin, and the covers of Monsieur Triquet, Peter Quint, Lysander and Remendado, Elder Hayes in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah for English Touring Opera.
Stephen’s affinity for the works of Gilbert & Sullivan has seen him perform lead roles internationally, highlights include Frederic The Pirates of Penzance, Ralph Rackstraw HMS Pinafore and Nanki-Poo The Mikado on tour in the U.K., America and Australia for Carl Rosa Opera, Nanki Poo The Mikado for D’Oyly Carte Opera, Colonel Fairfax The Yeoman of the Guard, and Captain Fitzbattleaxe Utopia Limited for Otago Opera, New Zealand, and Marco The Gondoliers at the Buxton International Festival.
An experienced concert artist his highlights include Handel’s Messiah in Romania, Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Norway, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the Barbican, Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista in Jerusalem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Spain, gala concerts for Raymond Gubbay at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Barbican, London and as the Evangelist in Bach’s Matthäus Passion and Johannes Passion in Iceland and London with Peter Schreier.