Stephen Chambers, Tenor
Date Event Location
Jan 29 Eugene Onegin
Landestheater Detmold
Feb 4 Ariadne auf Naxos
Landestheater Detmold
Feb 5 Eugene Onegin
Landestheater Detmold
Feb 18 Theaterball
Landestheater Detmold
Mar 1 Ariadne auf Naxos
Theater Hameln
Mar 24 Eugene Onegin
Landestheater Detmold


British-born tenor Stephen Chambers grew up in New Zealand, where he studied at the University of Otago, NZ. He proceeded to study in the United States at The Boston Conservatory, and at the RCS in Scotland.
BSc (Physiology), BMus(Hons.), GPD(Opera), MMus(Opera)

After being a member of the opera studio at the Berlin Staatsoper from 2013 to 2015, he joined the ensemble at the Landestheater Detmold, Germany.

In the current season (2022/23) he makes his role debuts as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Lensky in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, & Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Landestheater Detmold. He will also sing in the Gala concerts "Freunde das Leben ist Lebenswert", and reprises the role of Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos.

Mr. Chambers was supported by the Liz Mohn Musikstiftung (2013-15), awarded the ABRSM International postgraduate Scholarship, was in the Bregenzer festspiele Opernstudio, is a Samling Artist, and he attended the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (Bach Johannes Passion with Mark Padmore), Festival d’Aix en Provence académie, and was also supported by the Sir James Caird’s Travelling Scholarships Trust.

In 2013 Stephen Chambers won 2nd prize in the Veronica Dunne International Competition, Dublin (as well as best Male competitor and Best Handel prizes) & 2nd place in the London Handel Competition. In previous years he has been a winner of the Ye Cronies Opera Aria (RCS, Scotland), Wellington Regional Aria (NZ), Nelson Sealord Aria (NZ), & Dunedin ODT Aria (NZ).

Stephen Chambers studied with Judy Bellingham and Isabel Cunningham (The University of Otago); Dr. Rebecca Folsom (The Boston Conservatory); Stephen Robertson (RCS); Dennis O’Neill (WIAV, Cardiff). He worked with the late James McCray & now studies with Frank Van Aaken.

Opera Repertoire
Composer Work Role
Britten, B. Albert Herring Albert Herring
Rape of Lucretia Male Chorus
Turn of the Screw Peter Quint
Donizetti, G. Lucia di Lammermoor Arturo
Gounod, C. Faust Faust
Händel, G.F. Jephtha Jephtha
Henze, H.W. Elegie für junge Liebende Toni Reischmann
Lehár, F Das Land des Lächelns Prinz Sou-Chong
Die Lustige Witwe Camille de Rossillon
Lortzing, A. Zar und Zimmermann Chateauneuf
Der Wildschütz Baron Kronthal
Mozart, W.A. Così fan tutte Ferrando
Die Entführung aus dem Serail Belmonte
Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe Belfiore
Puccini Madama Butterfly B F Pinkerton
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Alfred
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Scaramuccio
Salome dritter Jude
Verdi, G. I masnadieri Arminio
La traviata Gastone
von Flotow, F. Martha Lyonel
Wagner, R. Der fliegende Holländer Eric
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg David

Concert Repertoire
Composer Work
Bach, J.S. Cantata 22, 23, 26, 127
Johannes Passion
Matthias Passion
Beethoven, L v. An Die Ferne Geliebte
Britten, B. Serenade for Tenor and Horn
Bruckner, A. Mass No. 3 in F minor, WAB 28
Te Deum
Dvořák, A. Stabat Mater
Franck, C. Les Sept Paroles du Christ en Croix
Händel, G.F. Messiah
Haydn, J. Die Schöpfung
Mahler, G. Das Lied von der Erde
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Elias
Die erste Walpurgisnacht
Mozart, W.A. Coronation Mass in C, KV 317
Missa brevis in F, KV 192
Missa brevis No. 9 in B-flat, KV 275
Rossini, G. Petite messe solenelle
Schubert, F. Magnificat in C, D 486
Mass No. 2 in G major, D167
Tippet, M. A Child of Our Time
Vaughan Williams, R. On Wenlock Edge
Serenade to Music

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