An interview with international guest tenor, Steven Harrison.  This in-depth look at Steven’s recent portrayal of the love-struck romantic hero appears in the opera magazine of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre of Ostrava written by dramaturg Daniel Jäger. Read more…

An interview with Czech website can be found (in English) here.

Most electrifying

“It was Harrison who was the most electrifying of the entire cast as his clear tenor voice evoked, and was at least the equal of, many of the great tenors of the past. The first act interplay in the church between Tosca and Cavaradossi was especially entertaining and quite funny as it showed that petty jealousies have always existed and will continue to do so.”

Taken from Jeffrey Rossman’s review of Puccini’s Tosca in Raleigh, NC. Read more…

Dynamics with Background

In preparation for his upcoming debut as Florestan in Beethoven’s opera “Fidelio,” tenor Steven Harrison speaks with journalist Rudolf Hermes during a musical rehearsal in Düsseldorf. This debut, in Germany, will be the first leading German role for the tenor who is known for his interpretations of French and Italian operatic characters.

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Harrison on Werther

The dynamic American tenor Steven Harrison, who is acclaimed as one of the foremost interpreters of the doomed poet in Massenet’s Werther, made his South African debut in Cape Town Opera’s production at Artscape Opera House. Musician/Critic Barry Smith wrote of this performance, “He has an immaculate feeling for the idiom and produces singing and acting of an extremely high standard. He is a musician who understands exactly what the music is trying to say and delivers it with fastidious attention to detail.” In the following article Harrison talks to Fiona Chisholm about his consuming passion for Massenet’s Werther and what qualities need to be brought to the role.

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Steven Harrison speaks…

…with Cape Town Journalist Beverley Brommert during a rehearsal of “Werther.” This will be the first production of the Massenet opera ever to appear in Cape Town and the anticipation is quite high. Steven speaks about his career, travelling, and the joys of life on the road.

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Acclaimed “Werther” for CTO

Tenor Steven Harrison will make his Cape Town Opera debut as Werther.

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CAPE TIMES features Steven Harrison in his highly anticipated upcoming debut with Cape Town Opera as Werther. South African journalist Fiona Chisolm highlights the tenor’s “Powerful presence on stage and off.” She spoke to the tenor in email conversations which started in Germany and ended en route to Rome where Harrison was singing the Beethoven 9th Symphony with Maestro Antonio Pappano and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra.

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La Bohème – Perspectives on the Role of Rodolfo

Study Guide by Steven Harrison – This article appeared first on the Baltimore Opera web site.

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Samson et Dalila

This article appeared in the December 2006 issue of “Národní Divadlo Magazine” in Prague. This cover story featured the debut of Steven Harrison as Samson in the first production of “Samson et Dalila” to be seen in Prague since 1933.

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HIGH “C”? No Problem!

Interview written by Lis Schenk appearing in the Düsseldorfer Hefte Magazine, December, 2005

Steven Harrison plays the leading and splendid role of the hero Enée in Berlioz’ dramatic masterpiece “Les Troyens.” He speaks candidly about his career, as well as the deep admiration and the long association he has had with this great opera.

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Andrea Chénier – An American

Interview written by Pierfrancesco Giannangeli, appearing in Il Messaggero, August 10, 2005 regarding Steven’s Italian debut and role debut as “Andrea Chénier”

After living in the Marche region of Italy as a student while attending the University of Urbino in 1987, Steven returns to Macerata to portray the French poet Andrea Chénier in Giordano’s opera. He embraces this role with humility, respect and admiration following a long tradition of great tenors from the Marche province heard in this role, including Del Monaco, Corelli and, of course, Gigli.

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‘Un Ballo in Maschera’ a combination of love and politics

Article by reporter Olga Connor for El Nuevo Herald, April 28, 2005, discussing the upcoming performances of ‘Un Ballo in Maschera’ at the Florida Grand Opera.

This interview contains biographical information of the two lead singers, tenor, Steven Harrison and soprano, Claire Rutter.

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Taipei Times

Article by contributing reporter Bradley Winterton for the Taipei Times, December 31, 2004, discussing the upcoming performances and the cast of ‘Norma’.

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Westdeutsche Zeitung Online

Interview written by Christina Schulte appearing in the Westdeutsche Zeitung,  June 2, 2004 regarding Steven’s discovery of ‘Werther.’

Read how this favorite role deeply affected his life, how he became an opera singer and how his musical career began.  Steven earned remarkable critical praise for this performance and the consensus in the theater claims that “‘Werther’ is written all over his body.”

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Language of Love

Article from the South Coast Beacon by Andrea Estrada.  Appearing in October, 2003.

This article highlights Steven and other cast members of Opera Santa Barbara’s triumphant 10 year anniversary production of ‘Madama Butterfly.’  Learn more about Steven’s operatic life.

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