Hailed by the international press as “a singing actor of the highest caliber,” Steven Harrison has recently appeared in Chicago as Carlo in Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco,” reprised his highly praised Hagenbach in the Czech Republic in “La Wally” and appeared as Samson in Poland as a returning guest in “Samson and Dalila.”

Steven Harrison began the 2010-2011 season as Cavaradossi Tosca celebrating North Carolina Opera’s inaugural season, and continues in the title role Werther at the Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava, Czech Republic.  He travels to Opera North to make his UK debut as Florestan Fidelio.

Recent successes include his debut as Il Duca Rigoletto at Opera Queensland, his first appearance in Australia, and he joined Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.  Returning to Poland following last year’s success as Samson, he recreated the title role of Chopin in a rarely performed opera by Giacomo Orefice,  recorded on CD for commercial release, and returned to New York City Opera as Pinkerton Madama Butterfly.

In 2008-2009 season Mr Harrison appeared as Florestan at Düsseldorf’s Oper am Rhein, travelled to South Africa for Werther at Capetown Opera, sang the title role Samson et Dalila in Poland, returned to Dusseldorf for Enée Les Troyens, and went to Vancouver Opera for Turiddu Cavalleria Rusticana.

Other roles in Steven Harrison’s extensive repertoire include many contemporary titles, as well as Hagenbach La Wally, the title role in Gounod’s Faust, Don José Carmen, Pollione Norma, Riccardo Un Ballo in Maschera, Radames Aida, Sam Polk Susannah, Narraboth Salome, Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia, Steuermann The Flying Dutchman, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor, Faust Boito’s Mefistofele, Canio Pagliacci, title role Andrea Chenier, Walther/ Old Woman in Judith Weir’s The Story of Blond Eckbert,  Dick Johnson La Fanciulla del West, Luigi Il Tabarro and Judge Danforth The Crucible.

A truly international artist, Mr Harrison has appeared at Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Prague National Theater, Staatstheater Kassel, Oper Leipzig, Florida Grand Opera, Baltimore Opera, and at the Macerata Festival in Italy.  The list of eminent conductors with whom the artist has worked includes Antonio Pappano, John Fiore, Mikhail Pletnev, Andreas Stöhr, Eugene Kohn, Sir Richard Armstrong, Alberto Veronesi, Johannes Debus and Jonathan Darlington.

A frequent guest on the concert platform, he has appeared with L’Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome, and with Moscow’s Russian National Orchestra.  He sang Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria at Maggio Musicale in Florence. At Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York he was the tenor soloist in the Verdi’s Requiem, and with Eve Queler and the Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall he sang Verdi’s Ernani, and returned as Arrigo La Battaglia di Legnano.