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Baritone Stephen Salters has performed throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, and the United States. He created the title role in Elena Ruehr’s dance opera Toussaint Before the Spirit s f or Opera Boston. Recent appearances include performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Wagner’s Rienzi and Walton’s The Bear at Boston’s Odyssey Opera. Other highlights include concerts for children in Monaco with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo; Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem, written for Mr. Salters by Ysaye Barnwell; the World Premiere of Dan Sonenberg’s The Summer King; the World Premiere of Philippe Fenelon’s Les Rois for Opera National in Bordeaux; Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Orvieto, Italy; Shostakovich’s The Nose; Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Gluck’s Alceste; Mozart’s Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Così fan tutte; Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and L’elisir d’amore; Handel’s Alcina and Giulio Cesare; Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci; and Britten’s Peter Grimes at Tanglewood on the 50th anniversary of that work’s U.S. Premiere. Stephen Salters has worked with leading conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano, Bobby McFerrin, Nicholas McGegan, Keith Lockhart, Ivor Bolton, Will Crutchfield, Leonard Slatkin, Hugh Wolff, Jane Glover, and Julian Wachner. His recordings include Spirit: Are You There? You Are There (released in March 2016) and several World Premiere performances, including William Bolcom’s Billy in the Darbies, written for Mr. Salters and the Lark Quartet, and Elena Ruehr’s Averno and Gospel Cha Cha.

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