“Steven Griffin, as a rustic, was hilarious” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Starveling, August 2012) Daphna Levit: Opera Canada
“The priest Father Adolph was played wonderfully, with a sneer, pomp and menace by Steven Griffin.” (Mysterious 44, as Father Adolf, May 2014) Live-Manchester: In Review
“Baritone Steven Griffin had a more relaxed stage presence, combining a musical theatre approach with full-bore operatic singing.” (Porgy and Bess in concert, April 2015) William Marshall: Huddersfield Examiner
Steven Curtis Griffin is a Norwegian-based baritone from Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Memorial University of Newfoundland and his Masters degree and Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Solo Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Since leaving the Royal Northern College of Music in the spring of 2016 Steven has performed in solo and chorus work, including: Buxton International Festival where he has sung in the chorus from 2015-2018, as well as singing the role of Prisoner 2 in Beethoven’s Leonore and covering the roles of Pizarro in Beethoven’s Leonore, the Vicar in Britten’s Albert Herring, and Gusmano in Verdi’s Alzira; Wexford Festival Opera where he has sung in the chorus from 2016-2017, as well as performing the role of Marullo in their short-works production of Verdi’s Rigoletto; chorus in Opera North’s 2016 production of Simpson’s Pleasure and Wagner’s Götterdämmerung; and chorus in Den Norske Opera & Ballett’s 2018 production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and L’elisir d’amore and their 2019 production of Britten’s Billy Budd.
During his studies performances ranged from singing in choruses, with both institutes and with Opera North and the Buxton International Festival, to singing solo oratorio, concerts, recitals, galas, and lead operatic roles. Steven also had the pleasure of joining Bergen’s Edvard Grieg Kor on a number of occasions and being the bass soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
This spring Steven will be joining the Christiania Mannskor for their tour of Løten, Grue, and Eidsvoll. Steven is also looking forward to singing in the chorus of Verdi’s Aida this summer with Oscarsborg Operaen.