Stephen Lancaster


“A fine storyteller...” (American Record Guide); “varied in tone and alive to feeling...” (Fanfare Magazine); baritone Stephen Lancaster engages audiences internationally in concert, recital, and opera.


Jaques, most importantly, helps carry the show. Baritone Stephen Lancaster...conveys the character's mix of profundity and buffoonery while singing with authority and superb diction.
 - South Bend Tribune

...baritone Stephen Lancaster projected the pathos of the Libera me with great strength.
 - New York Concert Review

Lancaster's voice was wonderful. His line...burst in during a quiet moment in the fourth movement, and he held his own against the orchestra's full complement of strings and wind instruments.
 - South Bend Tribune

Lancaster...shows good interpretive skill with these songs, coloring his voice to fit the text...and employing a wide range of expression and dynamics. He's a fine storyteller-singer who sounds like he is having fun with the animal songs.
 - American Record Guide

The music of young Canadian composer J. Scott Brubacher a cross between Ravel and Benjamin Britten.... [Lancaster] sings [these songs] well, giving the voice color and variety of volume.

In “Le corbeau et le renard,” Lancaster is varied in tone and alive to feeling….he is engaged in his performances, and the recital ends in excellent fashion, with Lancaster almost conversational in his directness of communication.
 - Fanfare Magazine


South Bend Tribune Interview
(Poulenc "Le Bal Masqué" - South Bend Symphony - 3/2016)

Croatia National Television 
(ND Concert Band - Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall - Lancaster featured after 1:00 - 5/2015)

South Bend Tribune Interview
("Les Six" recital - University of Notre Dame - 9/2014)

Arts at Notre Dame Interview
(Nico Castel International MasterSinger Competition Win - 5/2013)

Emma Grimsley and Stephen Lancaster in rehearsal for their performances of Anthony & Johanna in Eugene Opera's production of Sweeney Todd, March 2015

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