Hailed by the Chicago Sun Times as a singer with a “strong and attractive voice”, bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus’ 2013-2014 season on the operatic stage included the roles of Angelotti (Tosca), Leporello and Commendatore (Don Giovanni) with Vancouver Opera and Proténor and Divinité Infernale (Persée) with Opera Atelier both in Toronto and at Versailles.
His concert season was highlighted by performances of Verdi’s Requiem with l’Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium with Victoria Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony, Finzi’s In terra pax with I Musici de Montréal and Bach’s Magnificat and Bruckner’s Te Deum with l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec.
His schedule in 2014-2015 includes Bernstein’s A Quiet Place for Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Messiah for the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, Mozart’s Requiem for the Vancouver Symphony, Die Schöpfung at the Elora Festival and with the Winnipeg Symphony, Leporello (understudy) for the Canadian Opera Company as well as performances with Les Violons du Roy in Montréal, Québec and at Carnegie Hall. A prize winner at the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition, hosted by the Oratorio Society of New York, Mr. Hegedus’ extensive concert experience includes appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, the Grant Park Festival, le Festival de Lanaudière, Lamèque International Festival, the Aldeburgh Festival, l’Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, Victoria Symphony, Chorus Niagara and the Amadeus Choir.
Recent highlights include Messiah with Seattle Symphony, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Houston Symphony and San Antonio Symphony, Talbot (Maria Stuarda) for Pacific Opera Victoria, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Victoria Symphony and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) with Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile.
A finalist at Placido Domingo’s Operalia, his operatic repertoire includes the title role of Le nozze di Figaro, Colline (La Bohème), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Albert (Werther), Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia), Talbot (Maria Stuarda), Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte) and Masetto (Don Giovanni). He has appeared on stage with Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Vancouver Opera, l’Opéra de Montréal, Pacific Opera Victoria, Edmonton Opera, Hamilton Opera and Against the Grain Theatre. Stephen made his Carnegie Hall debut singing Bach’s Mass in B-minor with the Oratorio Society of New York and later returned for Handel’s Messiah.