Steven Brennfleck - Gonzalve
The Teapot / The Arithmetic Teacher / The Frog
Portland Opera Studio Artist
Previously at Portland Opera:
Parpignol, La Bohème (2009); Cégeste, Orphée (2009); Ombre, Il Ballo delle ingrate (2010); Testo, Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (2010); Trio, Trouble in Tahiti (2010); Officer, The Barber of Seville (2010); Beppe/Tenor Soloist, Pagliacci/Carmina Burana (2010); Pang, Turandot (2011)
Steven Brennfleck is from Trenton, New Jersey. His opera credits include Giuseppe in La Traviata at Glimmerglass Opera; Un Medico in La Bella Dormente and Un Dombien in Lakmé at Spoleto Festival USA; Lauri in Little Women, Remendado in Carmen, Gaby in New York circa 1950, Trio in Trouble in Tahiti and Flute/Thisby in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Westminster Opera Theater; and Dr. Binch in Elmer Gantry at Montclair State University with Nashville Opera. Steven has been a Soloist with Princeton Pro Musica, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Princeton Youth Orchestra, Princeton Baroque Orchestra and Westminster Choral Festival. He received both his Masters and Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College. He was the winner of the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions in New Jersey and a finalist in The Marion Anderson Prize for Emerging Classical Artists. Last summer he was a member of the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program. Last fall, he was a winner of the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions in Oregon. During the 2009/10 Season he sang Parpignol in La Bohème, Cégeste in Orphée, Trio in Trouble in Tahiti, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Ombre in Il ballo delle ingrate and Officer in The Barber of Seville. In the 2010/11 Season he sings Beppe in Pagliacci, Tenor Soloist in Carmina Burana, Pang in Turandot, Gonzalve in L’heure espagnole and Teapot, Arithmetic and Frog in L’enfant et les sortilèges.