Steve is the All Souls Choir baritone soloist. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut under the baton of James Levine in the world premiere of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles, which was televised on PBS. He appeared with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis in the title role of Colin Graham's first staging of Britten's Billy Budd and as Demetrius in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. He was soloist in Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noel and Mendelssohn's Von Himmel Hoch with Cathedral Choral Society, and featured in the world premiere of Donald McCullough's highly acclaimed Holocaust Cantata and subsequent recording. A graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Combs has won the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition, a Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation study grant, a Sullivan Award, and is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition winner. He has made solo appearances in Vaughan Williams' Mystical Songs with the Master Chorale Chamber Singers, in Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 at the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, and with Washington Bach Consort.
All Souls Choir Baritone Soloist