KS Stephen Gould

KS Stephen Gould is one of the most sought-after heldentenors of our time. His schedule in 2021 includes, amongst others, »Die Walküre«, »Siegfried« and »Götterdämmerung« under Christian Thielemann in Dresden, »Tristan und Isolde« in Valencia and San Francisco, a concert with excerpts from Wagner's »Ring des Nibelungen« in Tokyo, Act 2 of »Tristan und Isolde« in Hamburg, and »Tannhäuser« in Bayreuth. He will sing Mahler’s »Das Lied von der Erde« under Teodor Currentzis with the SWR Symphonieorchester on an extended European tour. Major engagements in the recent past include »Otello« in Vienna, Dresden, Tokyo, Karlsruhe and Florence, a concert version of Act 2 of »Tristan und Isolde« in Washington and New York, a Wagner concert at the BBC Proms in London and a performance at the Semper Opera Ball in St Petersburg, »Ariadne auf Naxos« in Hamburg, Vienna and Dresden, a new production of »Die Frau ohne Schatten« in Paris, Dortmund, Rotterdam and Vienna, »Tannhäuser« in Zurich, Budapest, Vienna, Dresden, Mannheim, Las Palmas, Paris, Tokyo, Geneva and Bayreuth, »Die Walküre« – with the Bayreuth Festival – in Abu Dhabi, Bayreuth and Tokyo, »Fidelio« in Tokyo, Hamburg, Munich, Dresden and Florence, »Siegfried« and »Götterdämmerung« in Vienna, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Bayreuth and New York, »Parsifal« in Baden-Baden, Vienna, Berlin, Dresden and Graz, »Tristan und Isolde« in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Bayreuth, Zurich, London, Tokyo, Dresden, Berlin, Birmingham, Paris and La Coruña;  furthermore his role débuts as Loge in »Das Rheingold« and his first Aegisthus in a concert performance of »Elektra« in Berlin, »Ariadne auf Naxos« in Vienna, Dresden and Graz, »Pagliacci« in Berlin, »Lohengrin in Hamburg, Dresden and Trieste, »Die Frau ohne Schatten« in Buenos Aires, Salzburg and Dresden, »Der fliegende Holländer« in Turin, Vienna, Madrid, New York, Munich and Palermo, »Les Troyens« in Valencia and Florence, »Peter Grimes« in Vienna, Dresden and Geneva, »Die Liebe der Danae« in Dresden and »Die tote Stadt« in Berlin, Vienna and London. Stephen Gould is also in demand on the concert stage around the world. He sang Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in Berlin and Munich, Beethoven's »Missa Solemnis« in Chicago, Schoenberg's »Gurrelieder« in Dresden, Munich, Montreal, Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Montreux, at the Lucerne Festival, in Berlin, Hanover and Munich, Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Bergen, New York under Pierre Boulez, Leipzig, Paris, Vienna and Budapest, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde in Chicago, Berlin, Graz, Lucerne, Paris and Prague, as well as Stravinsky's »Oedipus Rex« in London. His recordings include Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 under Donald Runnicles, »Siegfried, »Götterdämmerung« and »Tristan und Isolde« under Christian Thielemann, as well as »Siegfried« and »Tristan und Isolde« under Marek Janowski. In May 2015 Stephen Gould was awarded the honorary title of »Austrian Kammersänger«.