B I O G R A P H Y
Praised for his “polished baritone and acting skills” and “sterling musical and physical work,” baritone Steven Eddy is a versatile young performer with a broad repertoire spanning opera, oratorio, and art song.
An accomplished concert performer and Baroque music specialist, Mr. Eddy has appeared both as a soloist and as a professional choral singer with Seraphic Fire, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Choral Arts Philadelphia, American Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Concert Productions, Handel Choir of Baltimore, New York Virtuoso Singers, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, The Choralis Foundation, Columbia Pro Cantare, Ensemble VIII, Saginaw Choral Society and Kalamazoo Bach Festival. His wide range of oratorio and concert works include Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio and many cantatas, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé, and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.
Equally adept on the opera stage, Mr. Eddy’s repertory include Raimbaud (Le comte Ory), Pablo Picasso (After Life), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Charlie (Three Decembers), Sid (Albert Herring), Dancaïre (Carmen), Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Aeneas (Dido & Aeneas), Schaunard (La bohème), Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Ford (Falstaff), John Brooke (Little Women), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Dr. Pangloss/Voltaire (Candide). He has had the pleasure of performing with such companies and festivals as Fort Worth Opera, Opera Saratoga, Opera Birmingham, LoftOpera, Chelsea Opera, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Tanglewood Music Center, American Lyric Theater, Center for Contemporary Opera, Arbor Opera Theater, and the Seagle Music Colony.
Mr. Eddy has also received great praise as an interpreter of art song. He made his New York recital début in October 2015 as a winner of the 2015 Joy in Singing Debut Artist Award. As a Marc & Eva Stern Fellow with SongFest at Colburn, he had the opportunity to collaborate on recitals and masterclasses with such luminaries as Graham Johnson, Rudolf Piernay, Jake Heggie, John Musto and Sanford Sylvan. Prior to this, he was a Vocal Arts Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in 2012 and 2013, where he performed and collaborated with Stephanie Blythe, Alan Smith, and Håkan Hagegård. During his studies at the University of Michigan, he worked closely with celebrated collaborative pianist Martin Katz on a wide variety of art song and opera projects.
The 1st Prize winner of the 2019 Oratorio Society of New York Competition and the 2015 Joy in Singing Debut Artist Award, Mr. Eddy also received prizes as a Regional Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Oratorio Society of New York’s Lyndon Woodside competition, Joy in Singing’s Positively Poulenc! Competition, the Howard County Arts Council Rising Star, and the University of Michigan Friends of Opera competitions. He was also the recipient of the Earl V. Moore Award in Music from the University of Michigan and has been a finalist in the Dallas Opera Guild and Connecticut Opera Guild competitions.
Mr. Eddy completed his Specialist of Music in Voice degree at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, where he studied with Stephen Lusmann. He received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Harrison.
Updated April 2019