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STEPHEN WALLACE (Truth) studied with Neil Howlett at the Royal Northern College of Music, and subsequently worked with Anthony Rolfe Johnson at the Britten Pears School, Snape Maltings. He now studies with Robert Dean.
Opera appearances include Semele for the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, English National Opera, the Innsbruck Early Music Festival, and at Théâtre Champs-Élysées in Paris, Speranza (Orfeo) under René Jacobs for La Monnaie in Brussels, London, Dresden, and Aix-en-Provence, Voice of Apollo (Death in Venice) for Opera Zuid, the title role in Radamisto at the Halle Festival, Didymus (Theodora) with Emmanuelle Haïm for Glyndebourne on Tour and also with Jane Glover for Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg, Narciso (Agrippina) for Chicago Opera Theater, the world première of Birtwistle's The Last Supper with Daniel Barenboim at the Deutsche Staatsoper and subsequently for Glyndebourne Festival, L'Umana fragilita and Anfinomus (Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria) in Opera North's revival and for the Buxton Festival, Queen of the Fairies (Iolanthe) for Grange Park Opera, title role in Orfeo ed Euridice for English Touring Opera, Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders and Dublin Lyric Opera, Ottone (L'incoronazione di Poppea) in Strasbourg, Flavio with Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Group, and Nerone (L'incoronazione di Poppea) for Opera Theatre Company.
Wallace is also a committed concert artist, and his diverse repertoire includes Purcell Odes with Les Arts Florissants under William Christie, Bach's Magnificat with the Israel Camerata, Messiah and Saul with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir under Tonu Kaljuste, Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus and Handel's Nisi Dominus with the Israel Camerata, Bach's St. John Passion and B-minor Mass, television and CD recordings of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Vivaldi's Stabat Mater for the Rambert Dance Company, and recordings of Thomas Arne's Alfred for the BBC Radio 3 series "Britannia at the Opera," Dido and Aeneas for Harmonia Mundi, Armindo (Partenope) with Christian Curnyn for Chandos, an Arvo Pärt disc for Black Box, Elisa Is The Fayrest Quene also for Chandos, and George Lloyd's Requiem for Albany Records.
Engagements this season include further performances of Poppea for OTC at Buxton Festival and Snape Maltings, Orfeo for the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston, concert performances of Theodora with Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d'Astrée, Truth in Gerald Barry's Triumph of Beauty and Deceit for Los Angeles Philharmonic with Thomas Adès and Pleasure in Triumph of Beauty and Deceit for the Ives Ensemble at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Narciso (Agrippina) for English National Opera, and Messiah in Brno. Subsequent engagements include Ottone (L'incoronazione di Poppea) for the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen.