Oklahoma City University News
Tenor Steven Sanders Makes Lincoln Center Debut
Steven Sanders (MM ’02) will make his Lincoln Center debut on June 14 as tenor soloist in Mozart's Requiem and Haydn's Mass in Time of War at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.
Sanders, who studied with Bass School of Music Professor Larry Keller, has performed with New York City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Boston, Chautauqua Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Amarillo Opera, and the Opera Institute at Boston University. He is represented by New York-based Robert Gilder & Co., Pinnacle Arts Management.
In 2008, Sanders made his Carnegie Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s "Vesperae Solennes de Confessore," his New York City Opera debut in Purcell's “King Arthur,” and returned to Wolf Trap Opera to perform the role of Oronte in Handel's “Alcina.”
The Lincoln Center performance is part of the Distinguished Concerts International Series. For tickets and additional information, visit http://www.dciny.org.
Sanders’ repertoire includes classis roles and contemporary works such as Chairman Mao in John Adams’ “Nixon in China,” the title role in “Galileo Galilei” by Philip Glass, Howard Boucher in “Dead Man Walkig” by Jake Heggie, and The Male Chorus in “The Rape of Lucretia” by Benjamin Britten.
An accomplished concert artist, Sanders also has performed as a soloist in “Carmina Burana” with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major with Boston's Masterworks Chorale, and in Mozart’s Requiem with Ballet Austin and the Norwalk Symphony in Connecticut.
A native of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Sanders has a degree in music education from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma from which he received the 2004 Distinguished Young Alumni Award. He earned his master’s degree in vocal performance from Oklahoma City University and a certificate of performance from Boston University.