Steven Pitkanen
baritone


 

Toronto-born Steven Pitkanen has appeared with several of Canada's main opera companies and has received substantial praise for his dramatic intensity and vocal agility.

Equally at ease in opera, oratorio or concert, Steven has also earned a strong reputation for his artistic contributions to the creation and performance of new Canadian works such as Filumena, Shelter, The Leviathan Hook, The Laurels and Haiku Moments. Steven has also been featured on two recordings for the Naxos label: Christmas Cantatas (Bach) and Missa Solemnis / Missa Pastoralis (Vañhal).

He recenty performed the roles of Crespel, Schlémil & Luther (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) for the Calgary Opera and Marullo (Rigoletto) for Opera Lyra Ottawa. Steven will next appear as a soloist with the Victoria Symphony performing the St Mattew Passion.

     

REPERTOIRE
 
OPERA

BIZET
Doncaïro/Morales - Carmen

DONIZETTI
Malatesta - Don Pasquale

DOOLITTLE
God - The Leviathan Hook

FLOYD
Heathcliff - Wuthering Heights

GILBERT & SULLIVAN
Captain Corcoran/Dick Deadeye - HMS Pinafore
Samuel - Pirates of Penzance
Pish Tush - The Mikado

GOUNOD
Mercutio / Paris - Roméo et Juliette

LEONCAVALLO
Silvio - Pagliacci

MASSENET
Athanael - Thaïs

MENOTTI
Melchior - Amahl and the Night Visitors


 

MOZART
Papageno - Die Zauberflöte

OFFENBACH
Mercure - Orphée aux Enfers
Alfred - La Vie Parisienne
Don Andres - La Périchole

PUCCINI
Marcello/Schaunard - La Bohème
Sciarrone - Tosca
Mandarin - Turandot
Yamadori / Imperial Commissioner - Madama Butterfly

ROSSINI
Figaro - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Dandini - La Cenerentola

STRAVINSKY
Nick Shadow - The Rake's Progress

VERDI
Marquis / Baron - La Traviata
Marullo - Rigoletto

 

CONCERT
 

BACH
Magnificat

BEETHOVEN
Choral Fantasy

BRAHMS
Ein Deutsches Requiem

CHARPENTIER
Midnight Mass

HANDEL
The Messiah
Judas Maccabeus
Israel in Egyp
t


KODALY
Missa Brevis

MOZART
Requiem

ORFF
Carmina Burana

VAÑHAL
Missa Solemnis
Missa Pastoralis

 



ENGAGED BY RECORDINGS:

Annex Singers
Aradia Ensemble
Calgary Opera
Edmonton Opera
Kingston Symphony
L'Atelier Lyrique de L'Opéra de Montreal
L'Orchestre de la Monterégie
Mohawk College Singers
New Zealand Chamber Music Festival

Opera Barrie

Opera in Concert

Opera Lyra Ottawa
Opera York
Opera Anonymous

Tapestry New Opera Works

The Cellar Singers

The Huntsville Festival

Toronto Operetta Theatre

Vancouver Opera

Victoria Symphony

Windsor symphony

York University Choirs

Christmas Cantatas (Bach)

Missa Solemnis &

Miss Pastoralis (Vañhal)

Naxos label