Stephen Chaundy - Tenor

Born in London, Stephen Chaundy trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Accademia Chigiana, Siena, with Carlo Bergonzi. His teachers have also included Antonio Carangelo, Umberto Grilli, John Mitchinson, Nicholas Powell and Wicus Slabbert. He was a member of the Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck (1997–9), and the Vienna Volksoper (1999–2006).

His notable engagements have included Gottlieb Biedermann Biedermann und die Brandstifter for Neue Oper Wien, the title role in Candide at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Volskoper; Beppe I Pagliacci and Actor A Night at the Chinese Opera for Scottish Opera; Paris King Priam at the Brighton Festival; Gerald Lakmé with the Chelsea Opera Group; Malcolm in Bloch’s Macbeth for the KlangBogen festival at the Theater an der Wien; Marquis de Chateauneuf Zar und Zimmerman, Alfred Die Fledermaus, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Joseph Cable South Pacific, the title role in Der Graf von Luxemburg, Camille de Rosillon Die lustige Witwe and First Jew Salome at the Volksoper; Edwin in Kálmán’s Die Csárdásfürstin at both the Volksoper and the Langenlois Festival; Don Ottavio in Oslo; Madwoman Curlew River for Festival Retz; John Triptolemus in the world premiere of Orlando Gough’s The Finnish Prisoner for The Paddock, Lewes; The Dream of Gerontius with the English String Orchestra at the Malvern Elgar Festival; and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at the Vienna Konzerthaus.

He has also appeared at the Opéra de Monte Carlo, Vest Norges Oper Bergen, the Landestheater Linz, the Klosterneuburg Festival, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. He has performed with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, Philharmonia and Hallé Orchestras, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstler Orchester, with many leading conductors, including Francesco Corti, Edo de Waart, Claus Peter Flor, David Parry, Donald Runnicles and Alberto Zedda.

Most recents projects have included Robespierre Danton’s Tod for Theatre Magdeburg, Professor Higgins My Fair Lady for Oper Köln and Madwoman Curlew River at the Retz Festival.


 

Dantons Tod

Dantons Tod/Frankfurt

“Der Tenor Stephen Chaundy karikiert seinen Antagonisten Robespierre nicht, gibt ihm aber einen umso erschreckenderen Fanatismus in Stimme und Blick.” – Frankfurter Rundschau

“The tenor Stephen Chaundy does not caricature Robespierre, Danton’s antagonist, but gives him a fanaticism both vocally and in his gaze which is all the more frightening.”