Stephen Varcœ has established a reputation as one of Britain ‘s most versatile baritones, and has sung in opera, concerts and recitals covering a wide range of repertoire in Europe, the USA and the Far East.Stephen’s operatic appearances include Haydn’s L ‘Infedelta Delusa in Antwerp, Debussy’s Fall of The House of Usher in Lisbon and London, John Tavener’s opera Mary Of Egypt for the Aldeburgh Festival and Plutone in Peri’s Euridice for the Drottningholm Festival, Sweden.
Stephen has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the St.Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, the Hanover Band, at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Portugal, at the National Arts Centre Orchestra,Ottawa, with the Kings Consort, at the Festival Cervantino in Mexico, and with conductors Brüggen, Daniel, Gardiner, Hickox, Lindberg, Mackerras, Malgoire, Minkowski, Östman, Pinnock, Rifkin, Roszdevensky and Tortelier. Stephen also performs regularly in recital on stage and on the radio.
Stephen has made over 100 recordings including Purcell, Handel and Bach with Pinnock, Gardiner, Hickox and Kuijken, Mozart with Marriner, Fauré with Rutter, Holst with Hickox, Richard Strauss with Norrington, recitals of Finzi and Parry with Clifford Benson and French songs with Graham Johnson, with whom he also recorded Schubert. He has also recorded Haydn and Grainger with Richard Hickox and the City of London Sinfonia, Schœnberg with Robert Craft and The 20th-Century Classics Ensemble, and Stravinsky with Robert Craft and The Orchestra of St.Luke’s.