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.