Stephen Morscheck

Professor of Vocal Studies


Vocal Studies

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Bass-baritone Stephen Morscheck is widely respected for the dignity he brings in both concert and operatic performances. “Stephen Morscheck’s Leporello was genuinely funny, as well as solidly sung. His catalogue aria was almost too effective, drawing applause before its conclusion,” says Opera News of his performance in Don Giovanni. Of Verdi’s Requiem, The Boston Herald said he, “projected…with just the right thrilling, in-your-ear Verdian punch…Morscheck’s bass seemed the perfect medium for some of heaven’s sterner pronouncements.” He recently performed the bass solos in Mozart’s Requiem with the Highland Park Chorale and the bass solos in Handel’s Messiah with the Highland Park Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir. This season he will perform the bass solos in J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

Known for his interpretations of oratorio and concert repertoire, Mr. Morscheck has appeared with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Bach Society of St. Louis, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Costa Rica Philharmonic, Dallas Bach Society, Duke University Chapel, Festival de Saint-Denis, Knoxville Symphony Society, Laudate Deum Chamber Choir of Lausanne, Switzerland; Music of the Baroque in Chicago, Opera Naples, Pacific Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Rochester Chamber Philharmonic.

Opera engagements include appearances with Arizona Opera, Atlanta Opera, Bonn Opera, Dallas Opera, Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, Florida Grand Opera, Kentucky Opera, Liceu Opera Barcelona, Los Angeles Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera Philadelphia, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Colorado, Opéra de Montréal, Santa Fe Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Teatro Real Madrid, and Washington National Opera.

Mr. Morscheck graduated from Wheaton College and completed advanced degrees from the University of Michigan. In 1995, he was awarded the Richard Tucker Career Grant.