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Stephen Bronk (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Massachusetts, USA

The American bass-baritone, Stephen Bronk, graduated in music and singing at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Germany, and continued with Herbert Mayer in New York, USA.

In more than 25 years of stage, Stephen Bronk has sung with renowned singers such as Dame Gwynneth Jones, Violeta Urmana, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Plácido Domingo and Sherill Milne at the main theaters of Germany (Aachen, Bonn, Bremen, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, and Saarbrücken), the Grand Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (Spain), at theaters in Nancy, Strasbourg and Lyon (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Prague (Czech Republic), St . Gallen (Switzerland), the Festivals of Salzburg (Austria) and Savonlinna (Finland), as well as in Philadelphia and Palm Beach (USA), in Taipei (Taiwan) and Shanghai (China).

In Brazil, Stephen Bronk has appeared at at the Palácio das Artes em Belo Horizonte (Don Giovanni, Il Guarani, Carmen, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Turandot, The Bluebeard Castle, the Requiems of Johannes Brahms and Verdi), the Teatro Castro Mendes, Campinas ( Don Giovanni) at the Teatro da Paz in Belém (Die Zauberflöte, Bug Jargal, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen), the Teatro Amazonas in Manaus (Der Ring des Nibelungen, The Ghost Ship, Lady Macbeth of Mzensk and Daland in Christoph Schlingensief's Fliegendem Holländer), the Teatro Municipal of Rio (Requiem of J. Brahms, Te Deum of Bruckner and concerts) at the Teatro Municipal of São Paulo (Lohengrin, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Requiem of J. Brahms and Missa Solemnis by L.v. Beethoven), at the Teatro São Pedro (SP) and the Winter Festival of Campos do Jordão.

His operatic repertoire includes principal roles in operas by Mozart, L.v. Beethoven, Weber, Georges Bizet, Offenbach, Rossini, Gomes, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, and all the operas of Wagner.

With his extremely varied repertoire of Oratories, Masses and Cantatas from Monteverdi to modern music, Stephen Bronk has appeared with major symphony orchestras in Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and Brazil (OSESP, OSMSP, OSB, OSMRJ, OPS, OSPA, OSMG, among others) and recorded with the symphony orchestras of WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, SDR and SWF-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden in Germany, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Italy and NHK in Japan, singing with conductors as Kent Nagano, Krystof Penderecki, Helmuth Rilling, Dennis Russell-Davies, Claudio Cruz , Isaac Karabtchevsky, Ira Levin, Jamil Maluf, John Neshling, José Maria Florêncio, Luis Malheiro, Roberto Minczuk, Roberto Duarte, Silvio Viegas and others. He has worked with directors like Götz Friedrich, Robert Carsen and Werner Herzog.

Stephen Bronk is winner of the Carlos Gomes Prize of classical music as "male voice" in 2006. He is living in Belo Horizonte, where he created and directs the company of ÒperaBuffa. Since the beginning of the 2008-2009 season he is an ensemble member at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.


Source: Concertato Barazil Webite & Deutsche Oper Berlin Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2009)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Gerd Müller

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BWV 248/1-4

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Stephen Bronk (Concertato Brazil) [Portuguese]

Stephen Bronk (Deutsche Oper Berlin) [German]

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