Stephen Kalm has sung with many of America’s leading regional opera companies including the Houston Grand Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, Minnesota Opera, Connecticut Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and The Pennsylvania Opera Theatre. Internationally, He received critical acclaim for his solo’s in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Filarmonica de Bogota, and in the role of Franco Hartmann in Meredith Monk’s Atlas in Berlin, Paris and London. He has recorded that work for ECM, as well as Ben Johnston’s Five Fragments for New World Records, and the premiere recording of Harry Partch’s Seventeen Lyrics of Li Po for Tzadik Records.
Other engagements include Meredith Monk’s opera,The Politics of Quiet, for which he received a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award . He has also been a featured soloist at The Next Wave Festival at BAM, The Lincoln Center Festival, The Knitting Factory, The European Cultural Capital Festival in Copenhagen, the Avignon Festival, the Spoleto USA Festival, and the Encontros Arcarte Festival in Lisbon. In the Northwest he has performed with the Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Helena and Missoula Symphony Orchestras, as well as the String Orchestra of the Rockies, the Missoula Childrens Theater and sang the role of Sumatsi in Poia in Great Falls for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial celebration. His other commercial recordings include Harry Partch’s The Wayward on Wergo Records, William Harper’s Snow Leopard, in which he plays role of the Potter, on CafePress Records, and the title role of Benjamin Franklin in John Carbon’s Benjamin on Zimbel Records. Recently,he gave perfomances of the Seventeen Lyrics of Li Po at the Bern Biennale in Switzerland and the Beyond Baroque concert series in Los Angeles. In summer of 2011, he will sing the role of the Count in Montana Lyric Opera’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
Dr. Kalm has a B.M. in vocal performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, an M.A. from Queens College, and a D.M.A from The City University of New York. He currently serves as the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of Montana. He appreciates his wonderful family, which includes his wife Robin, his daughter Anna, and his son Evan, for their support of his singing habit!