New York born tenor Steven Goldstein enjoys a career on both the opera stage and in theater and films. He is currently opening in a premier of Craig Lucas’ new play, I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU, at the Huntington Theatre in Boston, and last season played Edward Bloom in the Boston premiere of Andrew Lippa’s BIG FISH. Steven is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company with which he has performed in many productions. His performances in both the theater and in opera have been described as “outstanding”, “powerful and emotionally supported tenor”, “a standout”, “a star moment”. And he was drawn by Al Hirschfield for his performance in BOYS’ LIFE. Highlights of his acting credits include the acclaimed production of OUR TOWN on Broadway with Spalding Gray; BOYS’ LIFE, OH HELL, THE LIGHTS (Lincoln Center Theatre); THE VOSEY INHERITANCE, ROMANCE, THE WATER ENGINE, SHAKER HEIGHTS (Atlantic Theater Company); INTIMATE APPAREL (Baltimore Center Stage); GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (The McCarter Theater); and HARMONY (La Jolla Playhouse). In film Steven has appeared in THE UNTOUCHABLES, HOUSE OF GAMES, HOMICIDE, THINGS CHANGE, THE SPANISH PRISONER, SIGNS AND WONDERS, and LOVE THE HARD WAY, as well as guest appearances on the television shows “quarterlife”, “Law and Order” and “The Guiding Light”.
As a singer Steven has been engaged over the years by the New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Israeli Opera, Cleveland Opera, Tanglewood Music Festival, LA Opera, Vancouver Opera. He has also created roles in many new contemporary pieces. Spring 2011 saw Steven make his Metropolitan Opera debut in Richard Strauss’ Capriccio under the baton of Sir Andrew Davies. In 2001 he debuted at Seattle Opera in the role of Squeak in BILLY BUDD and has since returned there to sing the Third Jew in SALOME, Scaramuccio in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Harry in LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, Bardolfo in FALSTAFF, as well as to cover Mime in DAS RHEINGOLD and SIEGFRIED in their RING cycles. Past seasons have heard Steven in a wildly successful run of two Offenbach operettas—L’ ÎLE DE TULIPATAN and BA-TA-CLAN at the Bard Summerscape Music Festival, in LA FARSA AMOROSA at Alice Tully Hall, and in IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO with Gotham Chamber Opera.