The dynamic American baritone Stephen Powell brings his “rich, lyric baritone, commanding presence, and thoughtful musicianship” (Wall Street Journal) to a wide range of music, from Monteverdi and Handel through Verdi and Puccini to Sondheim and John Adams. Opera magazine has hailed him, writing “the big news was Stephen Powell’s gorgeously-sung Onegin: rock solid, with creamy legato from top to bottom and dynamics smoothly tapered but never exaggerated.” His engagements for the 2012-13 season include Iago in a fully-staged production of Otello with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; Mozart’s Requiem with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Orff's Carmina Burana for his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra; Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra; and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Atlanta Symphony. In 2011-12 he returned to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and to Music of the Baroque in Bach’s Mass in B Minor, to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Messiah, to both New York City Opera and Pittsburgh Opera as Germont in La Traviata, to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Carmina Burana under James Conlon, to Minnesota Orchestra in the title role of Rigoletto, and to the Aspen Music Festival in Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 . He debuted with the Atlanta Opera as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor and was a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in Franz Schmidt’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame.