Steven Humes' 2014-15 Season Includes Arabella with Thielemann in Dresden, Hunding in Walküre with Musikverein Graz, Konig Karl in Fierrabras at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Honneger’s Jean d’Arc in Monte Carlo, Toulouse, Paris and New York City and Commendatore in Don Giovanni in Boston.
31 August 2014 — Everyone’s all about that bass! The positive reviews keep pouring in of Steven Humes’ interpretations of Fafner, Daland, Commendatore, Hunding, et al. In the recent revival of the RING in Geneva his “solid bass” was hailed as “henceforth THE Fafner” of major productions. While words to describe his craft include stentorian, powerful, deep, sterling bass with moving and impeccably clear diction, he also continues to garner the highest praise of “best cast” and the one singer who “dominates the distribution” of roles.
One of the highlights of Steven’s 2014-2015 season is his role as bass soloist in Honneger’s Jean d’Arc. With Academy Award winning Marrion Cotillard as Joan of Arc this semi-staged concert series conducted by Alan Gilbert and Kazuki Yamada will be performed in Monte Carlo, Paris, Toulouse and New York’s Avery Fisher Hall.
A busy singer this season, Steven will join Thielemann in Dresden for the revival of Arabella, In Brussels, Steven also will have a role premier of Konig Karl in Schubert’s Fierrabras conducted by Ádám Fischer.
On this side of the pond Steven returns to his Alma Mater home town of Boston (New England Conservatory AND Boston University) for Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Boston Lyric Opera. Steven recently wowed audiences in Paris with his "imposing basso profondo" in recent performances of Don Giovanni that "for once was formidably sung", and was praised for having a "nice voice compared against the blunderbusses so often cast in the role." Le Monde
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