Christopher Stephens - Bass-Baritone (He/Him/His)
Christopher J. Stephens, Bass-Baritone, is a native San Diegan and graduate of the University of San Diego, which he attended on a full tuition singing scholarship for the USD Choral Scholars. Equally at home on concert, opera or musical theater stages, he is delighted to be performing in his fifth production of All is Calm.
Mr. Stephens has been a featured soloist in many orchestral works including Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Bach’s Johannes- Passion (Jesus), Bach’s Magnificat, Bach’s B minor Mass, Britten’s Noye’s Fludde (Noye), Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Dubois’ Seven Last Words, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Handel’s Messiah, Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum, Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Elijah), Stainer’s Crucifixion, and Vivaldi’s Gloria.
He has done principal and bit roles in several musicals and operas around San Diego with the San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera of San Diego, and Starlight Theater. In 2014, he was honored with lifetime membership in the American Guild of Musical Artists for his work in forming and chairing the White Knight Committee which led the grassroots movement to save the San Diego Opera.
Currently, he has sung in over 60 productions with the San Diego Opera and has been the bass-baritone soloist at First United Methodist Church of San Diego since 2003. During the day, he masquerades as an Assistant Principal in the Cajon Valley School District.