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Steven East

Bass-baritone

After working as a history teacher in Albania and an English teacher in Greece, Steven began a career in journalism in 2001. Ten years in the wonderful London Bulgarian Choir from 2005 gave him a taste for singing and in 2014, he 'ran off to the circus' and took voluntary redundancy to study singing at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In June this year, Steven's also playing Leporello in Don Giovanni for Winslow Hall Opera. In May, he appeared as Banquo in Macbeth for Kentish Opera and in March he played Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte for King's Head Theatre. Last year, Steven played Leporello for Moon-Little Theatre, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin for Brent Opera and Dartington International Summer School and King Hrothgar in Beowulf for Cantata Dramatica. Oratorios included Verdi's Requiem for Salisbury Chamber Chorus. He also sang in the English National Opera chorus for The Mastersingers of Nuremburg, Carmen, The Queen of Spades and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. In 2014, Steven played Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore, Capellio in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and The Hackney Coachman in the first performance of Henry Fielding's ballad opera, The Lottery, for over 150 years for Bury Court Opera. He was also the bass soloist in Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Chorus work included Queen of Spades and Peter Grimes (covering Swallow) for Grange Park and Otello and The Girl of The Golden West for English National Opera. In 2013, he played Sparafucile, Sarastro, Sacristan and Publio. Steven studies with Neil Baker.

www.steveneast.co.uk

Press:

"Steven East is a class act as Rosina’s slimy music teacher Basilio" - The Argus, Il Barbiere di Siviglia