Stephen Hegedus

"...charming actor and more to the point a singer of enormous promise"

Hailed by the Chicago Sun Times as a singer with a “strong and attractive voice,” Stephen’s 2013-2014 season on the operatic stage includes the roles of Angelotti (Tosca), Leporello and Commendatore (Don Giovanni) with Vancouver Opera and Proténor and Divinité Infernale (Persée) with Opera Atelier.

His concert season is highlighted by performances of Verdi’s Requiem with l’Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Victoria Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony, Finzi’s In terra pax with I Musici de Montréal and Bach’s Magnificat and Bruckner’s Te Deum with l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec.

A prize winner at the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition, hosted by the Oratorio Society of New York, Stephen’s extensive concert experience includes appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Les Violons du Roy, the Grant Park Festival, le Festival de Lanaudière, Lamèque International Festival, the Aldeburgh Festival, l’Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, Chorus Niagara and the Amadeus Choir.

Recent highlights include Messiah with Seattle Symphony, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Houston Symphony and San Antonio Symphony, Talbot (Maria Stuarda) for Pacific Opera Victoria, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Victoria Symphony and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) with Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile.

A finalist at Placido Domingo’s Operalia, his operatic repertoire includes the title role of Le nozze di Figaro, Colline (La Bohème), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Albert (Werther), Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia), Talbot (Maria Stuarda), Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte) and Masetto (Don Giovanni). He has appeared on stage with Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Vancouver Opera, l’Opéra de Montréal, Pacific Opera Victoria, Edmonton Opera, Hamilton Opera and Against the Grain Theatre.

Stephen made his Carnegie Hall debut singing Bach’s Mass in B-minor with the Oratorio Society of New York and later returned for Handel’s Messiah.

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