Curriculum Vitae
Stephen Bennett, Lyric Bass

Performance Career

Retired from performing in July, 2013.
Beethoven - 9th Symphony, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Handel - Theodora, Canberra Choral Society

Mozart - Requiem, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Bach - St. Matthew Passion, Canberra Choral Society
Mozart - Magic Flute, Speaker, Opera Australia

Handel - Serse, Elviro, New Zealand Opera
Bach - Magnificat and Cantata 80, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Bach - St. John Passion, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte, Don Alfonso, Opera Queensland
Delibes - Lakme, Nilakantha, Opera Australia
Mozart - Don Giovanni, Leporello, Opera Australia

Massenet - Manon, Le Comte des Grieux, Opera Australia
Verdi - La Traviata, Grenvil, Opera Australia
Bellini - La Sonnambula, Count Rodolfo, Opera Australia
Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Bartolo, Opera Australia
Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier, Lawyer and Police Commissioner, Opera Australia
Bach - B Minor Mass, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra
Artsong NSW, - Recital of Wolf and C. Armstrong-Gibbs songs

1992 – 2010
Freelance Principal Singer.

Worked for Scottish Opera, WDR Rundfunk Orchestra Cologne, New Zealand Opera, Canterbury Opera,
Opera Australia, State Opera of South Australia, West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland, Pinchgut Opera, Stopera, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, South Australian Symphony Orchestra, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and choirs in Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Perth and Sydney.

1986 – 1992
Principal Bass, The Australian Opera.
Concerts and Recitals

1978 - 1985
The Leonine Consort, The Song Company, The Renaissance Players, Aquila Altera, Rockdale Opera, concert work, song recitals.

1975 - 1977
Eggs Benedict - Rock band member playing guitar and bass.

Operatic Repertoire

Includes –
Mozart - Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni, Leporello, Masetto
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro, Figaro, Don Bartolo
Mozart - The Magic Flute, Sarastro, Speaker
Mozart - La Clemenza di Tito, Publio
Handel - Serse, Elviro
Handel - Julius Caesar, Achilla
Handel - Alcina, Melisso
Handel - Acis and Galatea, Polyphemus
Rossini - The Barber of Seville, Don Basilio
Rossini - La Cenerentola, Alidoro
Verdi - Rigoletto, Sparafucile, Monterone
Bellini - La Sonnambula, Count Rodolfo
Britten - Billy Budd, Claggart
Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande, Arkel
Puccini - La Boheme, Colline
Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin, Prince Gremin

Concert Repertoire

JS Bach - St Matthew Passion, St John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, B Minor Mass, Magnificat, many Cantatas
Handel - Messiah, Jephtha, Samson, Theodora, Israel in Egypt, L'Allegro il Pensiero ed il Moderato
Mozart - Requiem, C Minor Mass
Verdi - Requiem
Faure - Requiem
Haydn - The Creation, Mass in Time of War
Beethoven - 9th Symphony
Shostakovich - 14th Symphony
Rossini - La Petite Messe Sollenelle




Song Recitals

Schubert - Die Winterreise, Schwanengesang, various songs
Brahms - 4 Serious Songs, various songs
Poulenc - Chansons Gaillardes
Wolf - Michelangelo Lieder, various songs
Strauss - various songs
Schumann - various songs
Ravel - Don Quichotte
Mozart - various songs
C. Armstrong-Gibbs - Songs of the Mad Sea Captain
Britten - various songs
Faure - various songs
Shostakovich - 6 Romances on English Verses
Finzi - Let Us Garlands Bring