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Steven Gallop studied at the Queensland Conservatorium before becoming a member of Opera Australia’s Young Artist Program. After winning the McDonald’s Operatic Aria Award he studied in Vienna and went on to appear in such roles as Varlaam in Boris Godunov and Don Fernando in Fidelio for Welsh National Opera, Swallow in Peter Grimes in Santiago, and Kasper in Der Freischutz at Reinsberg Festival in Austria.
In contemporary works he has sung, amongst many other roles, The Emperor in Tan Dun’s opera Tea; Hotel Manager in Ades’s Powder Her Face in Vienna, Rome, Naples, Chicago, Nantes, Odense and Wintertur; Anthony Carol in Nigel Osborne’s The Piano Tuner at Covent Garden and Eight Songs For A Mad King and The Lighthouse by Maxwell Davies.
Since returning to Australia in 2008, for Melbourne Opera he has appeared as Georgio in I Puritani, Angelotti in Tosca, Mephistofeles in Faust, Rocco in Fidelio and The Bonze in Madam Butterfly.
During 2014 his roles for Opera Australia included Sarastro in the company’s touring production of The Magic Flute, a role to which he will return for the company in 2015, and Angelotti in the Melbourne Season of Tosca.
For the State Opera Of South Australia, during 2013, his roles included the Marquis of Calatrava in The Force Of Destiny and The Bonze in Madam Butterfly. 2015 includes The Commendatore in the company’s season of Don Giovanni.
His engagements for Victorian Opera include The Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Ariodate in Xerxes, Achilla in Julius Caesar, Sarastro in The Magic Flute and Pheobus in JS Bach’s Der Streit Zwischen Pheobus Und Pan. He has also appeared as both Sarastro, and Mephistopheles for Eugene Opera, in the USA.
His concert engagements have included performances at the Vienna Musikverien and Konzerthaus and Verdi's Requiem in the UK.
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