Assistant Professor of Opera
Acting Head, Eastman Opera TheatreDepartment:
Stephen Carr’s work in the world of opera, musical theatre, and operetta has taken him across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
He was trained at the Eastman School of Music, receiving both a BM in Voice Performance and MM in Stage Directing. He continued his studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music, earning two additional post-graduate degrees in Musical Theatre. At the invitation of Plácido Domingo, he trained as a stage director with the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.
A member of Actor’s Equity, his performance credits include productions of Ragtime, Cabaret (Jack Lyons Theatre, London), Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour), and The Scarlet Pimpernel, as well as recent cabaret and concert hall performances throughout the Tokyo metropolitan area. He can be heard on recordings for the Newport Classics label.
His work as a stage director has encompassed nearly all genres of lyric theatre, from grand opera to Broadway musicals, with companies including Palm Beach Opera, Washington National Opera, Mercury Opera Rochester, Opera North, Ohio Light Opera, Center City Opera of Philadelphia, and Eastman Opera Theatre. His recent productions include Japanese translations of Company, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Little Shop of Horrors.
Stephen has served on the faculty of the Interlochen Summer Arts Institute, and Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Japan, where he helped to build one of the few successful undergraduate musical theatre programs in Asia.