About the artist:
Previously with HGO, Steven Cole has performed as Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2009), Remendado in Carmen (2006), Monostatos in The Magic Flute (1985), Nelson/Crab Man in Porgy and Bess (1976), Goro in Madame Butterfly (1978), Pong in Turandot (1982), and Dr. Caius in Falstaff (1978). Specializing in character tenor roles, Cole has a varied repertoire that includes more than 80 roles from Monteverdi to Ligeti. In the 2021-22 season Cole reprised his signature roles Don Basilio/Don Curzio with Austin Opera and Monsiuer Triquet with Opera Omaha. In recent seasons he has performed as Don Buscone in Veremonda with the Spoleto Festival USA, the narrator in the world premiere of Chris Theofanidiss’s Creation/Creator with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Goro in Madame Butterfly and the Abbé de Chazeuil in Adriana Lecouvreur with Opéra de Nice, Nick in La Fanciulla del West with the San Francisco Opera, the four valets in The Tales of Hoffman with Edmonton Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, the three tenor roles in Lenfant et les Sortilèges with Théâtre de Caen, Sportin Life in Porgy and Bess with the Cincinnati Opera, and Monostatos in The Magic Flute at the Théatre Champs Elysées in Paris. Cole made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos under James Levine. He has sung with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony and performed Janáček’s From the House of the Dead with Rafael Kubelik conducting the New York Philharmonic. He has performed with Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Victoria State Opera in Melbourne, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Paris National Opera, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Opéra-Comique, and many other houses.