New England Region, Encouragement Award, 1999
National Council Finalist 2003 (Eastern Region Winner)
Appearing regularly on the international stage since 2003, American bass Steven Humes has performed numerous roles including Sarastro, Fasolt, Ramfis, Oroveso, Wurm, Gremin, Commendatore, Publio, Biterolf, Lodovico, Pistola, Alaska-Wolf Joe, Truffaldin, Wagner, Eremit, Titurel and Timur among many others.
He has appeared with many of the world's most important theaters including The Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real in Madrid, Théatre des Champs Elysées, Hamburg Staatsoper, Festspiel haus Baden-Baden, The Bolshoi, the Salzburg Festival, Luxembourg's Les Théâtres de la Ville, Reiti Festival in Rome, Tokyo's Bunka Kaikan and NHK theaters. Mr. Humes has also been heard throughout the United States in theaters including Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theater and Chicago's Ravinia Festival.
Among his future engagements are Fafner in both Rheingold and Siegfried in Wagner's Ring Cycle at the Grande Theatre de Geneve, Alaska-Wolf Joe in Mahagonny at the Bolshoi, Rocco in Fidelio with the Teatro Regio di Torino, Commendatore in Don Giovanni with the Théatre des Champs Elysées, Der Einarmige in Frau Ohne Schatten conducted by Christian Theilemann at the Salzburg Festival, Truffaldin in Ariadne auf Naxos also under Christian Theilemann in Baden-Baden and Cadmus/Somnus in Semele with Rinaldo Alessandrini conducting at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.
One of his many DVD recordings is the highly acclaimed double-grammy winning Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at Los Angeles opera in 2007 with James Conlon. Opera News hailed "Humes was a stentorian Alaska-Wolf Joe". He recorded the role for DVD again in 2010 with a Fura de los Baus production at Madrid's Teatro Real.
Other recordings of note include grammy nominated La Traviata with Ivor Bolton conducting, Idomeneo (DVD) in Munich's Cuvillies Theater with Kent Nagano conducting, Alice in Wonderland (DVD) named Best World Premier 2007 by OpernWelt magazine, and both Lucrezia Borgia (DVD) and Roberto Deveraux (DVD) with Edita Gruberova.
Sought after as a concert soloist, Mr. Humes' repertoire includes Beethoven's 9th Symphony, the Mozart Requiem, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, the Verdi Requiem and Bach's St. Matthew's Passion. Mr Humes has performed in many celebrated concert venues including the Vatican, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Naval Academy in Annapolis MD and has performed with numerous symphonies including the Atlanta Symphony, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with the Rundfunk and Philharmonie orchestras of Munich.
Mr. Humes received his musical education at New England Conservatory and Boston University and was a season member of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany for eight years.
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