British tenor Stefan Kennedy recently studied at the Dutch National Opera Academy after completing his Masters studies at the Royal Academy of Music. He read music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he held a choral scholarship. During his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, Stefan was a soloist for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series and the recipient of the 2017 Grabowsky Connell Prize and the 2016 Sir Thomas Armstrong Prize. Stefan is a keen recitalist and has been selected for the Grote Zangers Ed. Programme in Amsterdam for the 2018/19 season.
Operatic roles to date include Ferrando Così fan tutte, Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia and El Remandado Carmen for the Dutch National Opera Academy. In 2018, Stefan made his Dutch National Opera debut with the Opera Forward Festival in the role of Triplet in Clemency and his Opera Zuid debut as Analyst in A Quiet Place. In 2017, he performed the role of Acis Acis & Galatae under the direction of Michael Chance. He has also appeared in productions at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Opera Holland Park.
Oratorio highlights include Bach’s St John Passion at New College, Oxford; Monteverdi's Vespers at Ely Cathedral; Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Cambridge and Southwark Cathedral; Handel’s Messiah at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Chester Cathedral and Chichester Cathedral; Haydn’s The Creation in Rouen Cathedral, France; and Mozart’s Requiem at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Stefan is kindly represented by 10VOCAAL in the Netherlands.