German-American tenor STEVEN ANDREW MURRAY was born in Heidelberg, Germany.  He completed the Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Shenandoah Conservatory, as a student of Dr. Byron Jones.  Mr. Murray received the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree with Vocal Performance emphasis from Charleston Southern University, under the tutelage of Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis.


This talented artist recently made his Detroit Opera debut in their critically acclaimed production of Anthony Davis's X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X as Cop/Reporter 2, made his Washington D.C. area debut as Alfredo in La Traviata with the Repertory Opera Theater of Washington, and portrayed Lippo Fiorentino in Street Scene with Shenandoah Conservatory under the baton of Robert Tweten.  Mr. Murray made his debut in the title role of Faust with Loudoun Lyric Opera, and sang Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Bethesda Summer Music Festival.


As an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera, he covered the role of Carlson in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men, with the composer present.  Recent portrayals include Siegfried, in a National Opera Center performance of the Prologue of Götterdämmerung, the title role in La clemenza di Tito with OperaFest New Jersey (under the direction of David Ostwald), and Rodolfo in La vie de La boheme with Mason Opera.  Mr. Murray has also performed with Elder Hayes in Susannah (while covering the role of Sam) with Opera Roanoke, under the direction of Steven White, as well as performing with Maryland Lyric Opera, the Piedmont Symphony and, quite recently, as tenor soloist in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem at the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. 

Currently, Mr. Murray is transitioning from a full lyric into the Italian spinto-dramatic and Wagner Jugendlicher-Heldentenor repertoire.

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"The monumental Dawn Duet from Götterdämmerung was given a passionate and powerful performance from soprano Lisa Bryce and tenor Steven Andrew Murray."
                                                                  - New York Concert Review

"Convincing as [a character] whose outward piety shields inner cruelty."

                                                                 - The Roanoke Times
Wagner:  Dawn Duet (Götterdämmerung

Wagner:  Nothung! Nothung! (Siegfried)
Puccini:  Non piangere, Liu (Turandot)

Beethoven:  Gott! welch Dunkel hier (Fidelio)

Mascagni:  Mamma, quel vino (Cavalleria rusticana)


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