Stephen Dubberly is a faculty member in the division of vocal studies at the University of North Texas, where he coaches singers and teaches courses in diction and vocal repertoire. He served as UNT Opera’s music director for 19 years. He has conducted for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Fort Worth Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Knoxville Opera, San Antonio Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, Abilene Opera, Amarillo Opera, Utah Lyric Opera, Red River Lyric Opera, Opera Breve, American Bel Canto Opera, Teatro Goldoni (Venice), Teatro Accademico (Castelfranco, Italy), University of Tennessee, Webster University, and Collin College.
At UNT, he conducted performances of Alcina, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, La clemenza di Tito, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Lucia di Lammermoor, L’elisir d’amore, La traviata, Roméo et Juliette, Die Fledermaus, The Bartered Bride, The Pirates of Penzance, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Falstaff, Pagliacci, La bohème, Cendrillon, Werther, Madama Butterfly, The Merry Widow, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, The Threepenny Opera, Street Scene, Albert Herring, The Mother of Us All, Regina, The Turn of the Screw, Les dialogues des Carmélites, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Crucible, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Our Town, and Tom Cipullo’s Josephine, After Life, and Glory Denied.
From 2001 to 2011 he conducted frequently for Amarillo Opera, including productions of Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, The Barber of Seville, Don Pasquale, Rigoletto, The Pirates of Penzance, Falstaff, Pagliacci, La bohème, Gianni Schicchi, The Italian Straw Hat, the regionally-broadcast production of Gene Murray’s The Wage of Sin, and Carmen.
Stephen currently serves as artistic director of Dallas-based Opera in Concert and Opera in Concert in Italy. He has taught and coached extensively throughout the United States as well as in Canada, México, Costa Rica, Italy, and South Korea. He was associate conductor and chorus master for Fort Worth Opera for 8 years. He has frequently lectured for The Dallas Opera.
Stephen has collaborated with numerous singers, including Larry Alexander, Kelly Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Audrey Babcock, Thomas Barrett, Elizabeth Beers, Jennifer Black, Michelle Bradley, Stephen Mark Brown, Donna Bruno, Betty Buckley, Kevin Burdette, Jon Burton, Josué Bustos, Elizabeth Caballero, Kirstin Chavez, Martin Clark, Claire Choquette, Christopher Clayton, Rachel Cobb, Terry Cook, Edward Crafts, Duane Croft, Richard Croft, Jennifer Dudley, Mary Dunleavy, Mignon Dunn, Rachelle Durkin, Herbert Eckhoff, Kaaren Erickson, Kallen Esperian, Molly Fillmore, Carole FitzPatrick, Carroll Freeman, James Daniel Frost, Elizabeth Futral, Nereida García, Gabrielle Gilliam, Christine Goerke, Denyce Graves, Joyce Guyer, Brenda Harris, Keith Harris, Paul Hartfield, Clay Hilley, Weston Hurt, Ana Caridad Hurtado, Isaac Hurtado, Daisy Jackson, Shelley Jameson, Kristine Jepson, Anita Johnson, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, William Joyner, Jon Jurgens, Richard Lalli, Jennifer Lane, Guido LeBron, Victoria Livengood, Katherine Luna, Percy Martinez, Jeff Mattsey, Michael Mayes, Everett McCorvey, Robert McPherson, Matt Morgan, Stephen Morscheck, Karen Nickell, Marco Nisticò, Sarah Nordin, John Packard, Phyllis Pancella, Kevin Park, Leah Partridge, Kay Paschal, Mary Paul, Jossie Pérez, Susanna Phillips, John Pickle, Ava Pine, Elizabeth Pojanowski, Matthew Polenzani, Jerrold Pope, David Portillo, Tyler Putnam, Scott Quinn, John Riesen, Jami Rogers, Megan Roth, Mark Rucker, Mark Schnaible, Haley Sicking, Roy Cornelius Smith, Jeffrey Snider, Melanie Sonnenberg, Edward Sooter, Carol Sparrow, Mary Henderson Stucky, David Sundquist, Lynette Tapia, Veronica Tyler, Mark Walters, Jeffrey Wells, Andrew Wentzel, Julia Ann Wolf, Arthur Woodley, Darren Keith Woods, and Stella Zambalis.
Stephen began his musical training in Mercedes and Montevideo, Uruguay, and received MM and DMA degrees from Yale University.