The dynamic American baritone Stephen Powell brings his “rich, lyric baritone, commanding presence, and thoughtful musicianship” to a wide range of music (Wall Street Journal). This season, his engagements include Carmina Burana (Los Angeles Master Chorale), Messiah (Boston Baroque), Amfortas in Parsifal (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), and the title role of Rigoletto (San Diego Opera). Last season’s engagements included his first performances of Verdi’s Macbeth (Michigan Opera Theatre), Germont in La Traviata (Seattle Opera debut), Prus in The Makropulos Case (San Francisco Opera), Oliver Jordan in Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight (world premiere, Minnesota Opera), Carmina Burana and Messiah (Philadelphia Orchestra), Jochanaan in Salome (Minnesota Orchestra), and Britten’s War Requiem (Kansas City Symphony and North Carolina Symphony). Throughout his distinguished opera career, Mr. Powell has sung Rigoletto (Cincinnati Opera), Scarpia in Tosca and Iago in Otello (Minnesota Orchestra), the title role in Simon Boccanegra (Warsaw), Miller in Luisa Miller (Cincinnati May Festival), Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (San Francisco and Los Angeles Opera), Germont (Los Angeles Opera), Tonio in I pagliacci (San Diego Opera), and Count di Luna in Il trovatore (Cincinnati Opera). Stephen Powell has sung as soloist with major orchestras in the United States and abroad, including Boston Symphony Orchestra and the orchestras of Philadelphia, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, and Zürich.