Steven Cole

Steven Cole

Vocalists — Tenor

"The trio is thoroughly excellent and it's a pleasure to hear Steven Cole, again, that great specialist of character roles, particularly Offenbach (how could you forget his ineffable cashier in "Les Brigands" at L'Opéra de Paris, Bastille)" —Jean-Marcel Humbert,, November 15, 2012, "Trouble in Tahiti," (trio), "L'Enfant et les Sortilèges," (3 tenor roles) Théatre de Caen, France

"Steven Cole contributed four incredibly inventive, appealingly sung comprimario turns as Andreas, Cochenille, Frantz, and Pittichinnacio. In fact I have never seen anyone do these better, making Mr.Cole a wonderful discovery" —James Sohre,, June 4, 2012, "The Tales of Hoffman," Canadian Opera Company, Toronto.

"Steven Cole delivered a Sporting Life of epic proportions, not just in characterizations and textual detail, but exurberent in dance and mime" —Charles Parson, OPERA, December 2012, "Porgy and Bess," Cincinnati Opera


Internationally acclaimed American character tenor Steven Cole made his professional debut singing Monsieur Triquet in 'Eugene Onegin' with the Boston Symphony under Seiji Ozawa at Tanglewood. Specializing in character tenor roles, he has a remarkably varied repertoire with more than 70 roles from Monteverdi to Ligeti.

Mr. Cole’s recent seasons exemplify his extraordinary versatility: 'Ariadne auf Naxos' at the Liceo in Barcelona, the Witch in 'Hansel und Gretel' with the Boston Symphony, the Four Valets in 'Les contes d’Hoffmann' in Lausanne, Le prince de Boetie in 'Orphée aux enfers' in . . .

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