Biography

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Appearing regularly on the international stage, American bass Steven Humes continues to perform leading roles including König Marke, König Heinrich, Vodník, Hunding, Fafner, Fasolt, Daland, Hermann Landgraf, Sarastro, Ramfis, Oroveso, Wurm, Gremin, Commendatore, Biterolf, Lodovico, Pistola, Alaska-Wolf Joe, Truffaldin, Eremit and Titurel among many others.

He continues to appear with many of the world's most important theaters including The Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real in Madrid, Théatre des Champs Elysées, Opera di Roma, Opéra Monte Carlo, Teatro Regio in Torino, Hamburg Staatsoper, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, The Bolshoi, the Salzburg Festival, Luxembourg's Les Théâtres de la Ville, Tokyo's Bunka Kaikan and Beijing’s NCPA. Mr. Humes has also been heard throughout the United States in theaters including Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theater and Chicago's Ravinia Festival.

In February, 2017, Mr. Humes debuts a role as Hermann Landgraf in
Tannhäuser at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann. Also in the 2016-17 season Mr. Humes sees performances of Lohengrin in St. Gallen, Switzerland in a celebrated production by Vincent Boussard and a return to Atlanta opera as Timur in Turandot at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta.

Among his recent engagements are König Karl in
Fierrabras in Brussels, a tour in France of Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher (Joan of Arc at the Stake) with Marion Cotillard as Joan, Don Giovanni in Boston and a revival of Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher at Avery Fisher in New York. Recent highlights include Lohengrin and in Macbeth in St. Gallen, a concert version of Rheingold in Odense, Denmark, Siegfried at the at Le Grand Théâtre de Genève, Das Rheingold in Monte Carlo, a complete RING revival at Le Grand Théâtre de Genève and a St. Matthew Passion with the 'Beethoven Orchester' in Bonn Germany. Steven was also heard recently in Don Giovanni with the Théatre des Champs Elysées, Der Fliegende Hollander in Torino and Semele at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.

One of his many DVD recordings is the highly acclaimed double-grammy winning
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny recorded with the Los Angeles opera in 2007. Opera News hailed "Humes was a stentorian Alaska-Wolf Joe". He recorded the role for DVD again in 2010 with a Fura dels Baus production at Madrid's Teatro Real. Other recordings of note include grammy nominated La Traviata with Ivor Bolton conducting, Idomeneo (DVD) in Munich's Cuvilliés-Theatre with Kent Nagano conducting, Alice in Wonderland (DVD) named Best World Premier 2007 by OpernWelt magazine, and both Lucrezia Borgia (DVD) and Roberto Deveraux (DVD) with Edita Gruberova.

Sought after as a concert soloist, Mr. Humes has performed with numerous symphonies including the New York Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, the Beethoven Orchester of Bonn, Germany, and regularly performs with the Rundfunk and Philharmonie orchestras of Munich. He has performed in many celebrated concert venues including the Vatican, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and his repertoire includes Beethoven's
9th Symphony, the Mozart Requiem, Dvoƙák's Stabat Mater, the Verdi Requiem and Bach's St. Matthew's Passion.

Mr. Humes received his musical education at New England Conservatory and Boston University and was a season member of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany for eight years.