Stephen Marsh is a 30-year-old baritone who resides in Geelong, Australia. He currently studies under the tutelage of the Welsh/Australian baritone, Roger Howell.
Stephen was a scholar with the Melba Opera Trust Programme for both the 2018 and 2019 seasons. During this time, he was the recipient of the Paulette Bisley Opera Scholarship and the Eleanor Blakemore Opera Society Scholarship. He is also the recipient of several other awards, including an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Scholarship, The Australia Council Sir Robert Askin Operatic Scholarship, and he is the inaugural recipient of Victorian Opera’s Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts Opera Prize.
Stephen has worked with Melbourne Opera since 2012 and has performed several principal roles and covers for the company. Stephen was also chosen as one of the inaugural members of Melbourne Opera’s Richard Divall Emerging Artist Program.
Stephen made his professional debut in Victorian Opera’s Sleeping Beauty in 2017 and was a developing artist for the company for the 2017/2018 seasons. He has performed several principal roles with the company, which include: Zurga in Les Pêcheurs des Perles (Bizet), The Woodcutter in Sleeping Beauty (Respighi) and The Giant in the Australian premiere of The Selfish Giant by Simon Bruckard and Emma Muir-Smith. Stephen’s most recent engagement was making his European debut as Marcello in Puccini’s La Boheme at the prestigious Verbier Festival in Switzerland.