Praised by OperaWire as having a “clarion voice” and “appropriately stealing every scene of the show he was in”, Jimmy Stevens is rapidly establishing himself as a sought-after soloist in the opera and concert world throughout the nation. His 2018 operatic appearances include singing Alfred in Opera in the Ozarks’ production of Strauss, II’s Die Fledermaus, and the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring with Mason Opera. His 2018 concert appearances include a performance with former Boston Symphony Orchestra horn player Daniel Katzen singing Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Other past appearances include Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Bethesda Summer Music Festival, Lord Tolloler in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe with Mason Opera, and singing the American premiere of Zalenka’s Litaniae Lauretanae at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis with the St. Francis de Sales Oratory Choir and Orchestra.
Jimmy is also an active collaborative pianist, frequently accompanying his students and serving as Assistant Organist at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Annandale, VA. He holds a Bachelors of Music from Webster University and a Masters of Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from George Mason University and is a student of renowned tenor John Aler.
As an instructor, Jimmy has taught voice for over six years in his native St. Louis and northern Virginia, from kindergarten age to adults. His students have won many awards and competitions, from places in the Virginia All District Choir and leading roles in school musicals to roles in the DC/Northern Virginia professional musical theater scene. Jimmy likes to help students explore the most free and healthy way of singing possible, as well as becoming good interpreters of texts. In addition, Jimmy adds a music theory element to his lessons to encourage his students to gain the same kinds of note reading skills as they would in instrumental lessons. Feel free to contact him with any questions about lessons!
For more information about Jimmy, call 703-993-9889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.