The American baritone, Steven Eddy, received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied under Dr. Robert Harrison. He completed his Specialist of Music in Voice degree at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, where he studied with Stephen Lusmann. As a 2010-2011 graduate winner of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s annual Concerto Competition, he had the privilege of performing Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the University Symphony Orchestra, also under the direction of Kenneth Kiesler. He is a 2015 winner of the Joy in Singing Debut Artist Award, and has also received prizes from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Oratorio Society of New York's Lyndon Woodside competition, Joy in Singing’s Positively Poulenc! Competition, the Howard County Arts Council Rising Star, and the University of Michigan Friends of Opera competitions. He was also the recipient of the Earl V. Moore Award in Music from the University of Michigan and has been a finalist in the Dallas Opera Guild and Connecticut Opera Guild competitions.
Praised for his “polished baritone and acting skills” and “sterling musical and physical work," Steven Eddy is a versatile young performer with a broad repertoire spanning opera, oratorio, and art song. A former member of the Fort Worth Opera Studio, he recently returned to the 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival in critically acclaimed performances as Ponchel in Silent Night one year after his debut with the company as Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos. Other operatic credits include Sid in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring, Dancaïre in Georges Bizet's Carmen, Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas Schaunard in La bohème, Nick Shadow in Igor Stravinsky's The Rake’s Progress, Ford in Falstaff, John Brooke in Little Women, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Guglielmo in W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Dr. Pangloss/Voltaire in Leonard Bernstein's Candide. He has had the pleasure of performing with such companies and festivals as Fort Worth Opera, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Tanglewood Music Center, Center for Contemporary Opera, Arbor Opera Theater, and the Seagle Music Colony.
An avid concert performer, Steven Eddy has sung George Frideric Handel’s Messiah with both Ensemble VIII and the Handel Choir of Baltimore, Orff’s Carmina Burana with Choralis and the combined University of Michigan choirs, J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with Christ Church Grosse Pointe, W.A. Mozart's Requiem with the Saginaw Choral Society, Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem with the Michigan Chamber Singers, W.A. Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Bach Festival of Kalamazoo, and Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine and J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor (BWV 232) with the Indiana University Pro Arte Singers.
Steven Eddy has also received great praise as an interpreter of works in the art song repertoire. As a Marc & Eva Stern Fellow with SongFest at Colburn, he had the opportunity to collaborate on recitals and master-classes with such luminaries as Graham Johnson, Rudolf Piernay, Jake Heggie, John Musto and Sanford Sylvan. Prior to this, he was a Vocal Arts Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in 2012 and 2013, where he performed and collaborated with such artists as Stephanie Blythe, Alan Smith, and Håkan Hagegård. During his studies at the University of Michigan, he worked closely with celebrated collaborative pianist Martin Katz on a wide variety of art song and opera projects.
Upcoming engagements for Steven Eddy include covering the role of Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola as a Young Artist with Opera Saratoga, his New York recital debut as a winner of the Joy in Singing competition, and performances with the Grammy-nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire. He currently lives in New York City, New York.