Email to Mr. Rumph

(pdf, new window)


    Stephen Rumph has established himself as a leading tenor in opera, oratorio, and concert.  The Tacoma News Tribune called his singing "soaringly beautiful, unspeakably tender as Puccini should be."  The San Francisco Classical Voice wrote that his "incisive, well-controlled tenor was joined to lovely legato phrasing," and the San Francisco Chronicle reported that he "launched into the vocal stratosphere fearlessly, with excellent results."  Stephen made his Seattle Symphony debut in Bach's Cantata 171 and returned to sing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Uematsu's Distant Worlds.  Recent operatic credits include Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Don José (Carmen) and Tamino (The Magic Flute) with Skagit Opera, Rodolfo and Orpheus (Orpheus in the Underworld) with Tacoma Opera, Alfred (Die Fledermaus), David (Die Meistersinger), and Loge (The Legend of the Ring) with Berkeley Opera, and Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) with Whitman College.  Last season Mr. Rumph sang Beethoven's Ninth with Spokane Symphony, Mozart's Requiem with Northwest Sinfonietta, and Handel's Messiah with Tacoma Symphony and Bellevue Philarmonic.  Other concert appearances include Mozart's Requiem with the Walla Walla Symphony, Das Lied von der Erde with the Northwest Mahler Festival, Haydn's The Creation and Rachmaninoff's The Bells with Tacoma Symphony, Bach's Mass in B Minor with the Lake Chelan Bach Fest, and Beethoven's Mass in C with both Orchestra Seattle and the Kirkland Choral Society.  Upcoming performances include Respighi's Laud to the Nativity with the Northwest Chamber Singers, The Creation with Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and Bach's St. John Passion with the Master Chorus Eastside.
    A Bay Area native, Mr. Rumph has performed with regional companies through the San Francisco area in such roles as Rodolfo, Tamino, Alfred, Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Duca (Rigoletto), Lenski (Eugene Onegin), Ramiro (La Cenerentola), and Lindoro (L'italiana in Algeri).  He has created leading roles in several new operas.  He studied with Richard Miller at the Oberlin Conservatory and currently works with Fred Carama.