Stephen Carey

Now entering his sixth season as Fort Worth Opera’s principal pianist and vocal coach, for eleven seasons, Stephen Carey was the assistant artistic director, director of the artist-in-residence program, chorus master, and principal pianist/vocal coach for Opera Memphis. During his tenure with Fort Worth Opera, Mr. Carey has been heavily involved with the young artist program, as well as having served as rehearsal pianist and vocal coach for such productions as Glory DeniedWith Blood, With InkLa TraviataPoe Project (Buried Alive and Embedded), and Voir Dire.  He has also served as chorus master for the productions of With Blood, With Ink, and the 2017 production of Carmen In addition he has served as one of the pianists, vocal coach, and one of the conductors for Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers program.  He finished his eleventh season with the Utah Festival Opera this summer, serving as cover conductor, chorus master, and head of the coaching staff. Stephen’s conducting credits include The Barber of Seville with Mississippi Opera; a performance of the world premiere of Michael Ching’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Opera a cappella with Opera Memphis; The Barber of Seville and Annie with Ash Lawn Opera; and cover conductor for numerous operas including La BohemeLa TraviataBoris Godunov, and Porgy and Bess, with Utah Festival Opera. He has served on the artistic staffs of summer programs such as the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria; Opera in the Ozarks; Ash Lawn Opera; Chautauqua Opera; and the Utah Festival Opera.