Stephen Holloway

Stephen Holloway

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2017Ponchielli: La GiocondaAlvise Badoero
2015Wagner: Die WalküreWotan
2015Wagner R.: Das RheingoldWotan
2014Puccini: ToscaIl Barone Scarpia
2013Beethoven: FidelioDon Pizarro
2013Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaDon Basilio
2012Wagner: Die WalküreWotan
2012Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrince Gremin
2012Puccini: EdgarGualtiero
2000Puccini: ToscaIl Barone Scarpia
2000Wagner R.: Das RheingoldWotan
2000Wagner: Die WalküreWotan
2000Puccini: Madama ButterflyZio Bonzo
2000Mozart: Don GiovanniIl Commendatore
2000Verdi: La Forza del DestinoPadre Guardiano
2000Massenet: CendrillonPandolfe
2000Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaDon Basilio


Stephen Holloway is a basso cantante / bass-baritone, with a voice dark in colour and bright in timbre. Stephen graduated in economics from Christ's College, Cambridge, and began his singing studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ellis Keeler, where he was a student on the Post-Diploma Vocal Training course. After graduating from the Guildhall he subsequently studied with Vera Rosza, Madge Stephens, Dennis Wickes, Angela Hickey, Neil Howlett, Marie McLaughlin, Brindley Sherratt and Neil Baker. Stephen has also participated in Masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School with John Carol Case, Sir Peter Pears, Paul Esswood, Galina Vishnevskaya, Steuart Bedford, Colin Graham and Nancy Evans, and at Brereton was a student of Horst Gunter. Since 1992 Stephen has performed for many opera companies and choirs, both in the UK and abroad. Notable debuts include the Royal Festival Hall as Christus in Bach’s St John Passion, Don Fernando in Fidelio with Scottish Opera, and in Pftzner’s Palestrina with the Royal Opera.Recent years have brought roles such as Filippo (Don Carlo), Wotan (Die Walkure) and Scarpia, the latter now being one of his most frequently performed roles.  In 2015/6 he has performed Wotan (Die Walkure) and Wotan (Das Rheingold), Scarpia, Commendatore, Falstaff (concert performance), Podesta (La Gazza Ladra), Douphol (La Traviata), Bonze (Madama Butterfly) and covers (for ENO) of Guardiano (Forza del Destino), and Pooh-Bah (Mikado). In 2017 he will sing Alvise Badoero (La Gioconda), Tonio (Pagliacci) and further performances of Commendatore, Alcindoro and Sarastro.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Ponchielli: La Gioconda Alvise Badoero Immediately Midsummer Opera 2017
Wagner: Die Walküre Wotan Immediately Secret Opera 2015
Wagner R.: Das Rheingold Wotan Immediately Secret Opera 2015
Puccini: Tosca Il Barone Scarpia New London Opera Players 2014
Beethoven: Fidelio Don Pizarro New London Opera Players 2013