Zingari, Opera Rara studio recording (recorded November 2021, released September 2022)

“American baritone Stephen Gaertner acquits himself splendidly...rendering Tamar’s transition from spurned suitor to illicit love-interest (in Pagliacci terms, from Tonio to Silvio) more convincing than it looks on paper, and investing the ‘Canto Notturno’ which recurs in both ‘episodes’ with real poetry.”
(Katherine Cooper, www.prestomusic.com [Recording of the Week], September 23, 2022)

“Stephen Gaertner ist mit einer gut artikulierenden, dunkel-warmen Stimme ein sehr guter Tamar.”
(Remy Franck, www.pizzicato.lu [Supersonic Award], September 23, 2022)

“Dritter im Bunde ist der amerikanische Bariton Stephen Gaertner, der mit mächtig auftrumpfendem Bariton der Figur des Tamar das erforderliche Gewicht gibt.”
(Peter Sommeregger, www.klassik-begeistert.de, September 23, 2022)

“Tamar, Stephen Gaertner est un beau baryton, L’émission est sonore, au timbre séduisant, les aigus sont mordants. Sa souffrance du début (‘ah, taci...’) se mue en un chant rayonnant dans le ‘Canto notturno’ du second épisode.”
(Yvan Beuvard, www.forumopera.com, September 21, 2022)

“...with the viscerally exciting American baritone Stephen Gaertner singing the role of Tamar...”
(William Charlton-Perkins, www.newslink.co.za, September 12, 2022)

Verdi: La Forza del Destino - “Morir! Tremenda cosa...Urna fatale”

New Amsterdam Opera, March 24, 2017

Bizet: Carmen - “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre”

Opéra Royal de Wallonie, December 21, 2010

Puccini: Edgar - “Questo amor, vergogna mia”

Opera Orchestra of New York, Carnegie Hall, April 13, 2008

Donizetti: Dom Sébastien - “Eh quoi! des danses et des fêtes!...Levez-vous!”

Opera Orchestra of New York, Carnegie Hall, November 7, 2006

 

 

Leoncavallo: Zingari - Final Duet

http://www.vimeo.com/654541024

Opera Rara recording session (November 2021)
Tamar - Stephen Gaertner
Fleana - Krassimira Stoyanova
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Carlo Rizzi, conductor

Verdi: Nabucco - “Donna, chi sei?”

http://www.facebook.com/sarasotaopera/videos/964526353945603/

Sarasota Opera, Sarasota, Florida (March 2019)
Nabucco - Stephen Gaertner
Abigaille - Rochelle Bard
Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Victor DeRenzi, conductor
Martha Collins, director

Verdi: Otello - Act Two Sogno & “Sì, pel ciel”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj_kABqErg0

Teatro de la Ópera, San Juan, Puerto Rico (October 6, 2016)
Iago - Stephen Gaertner
Otello - Rafael Dávila
Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico
Rafael Enrique Irizarry, conductor
Gilberto Valenzuela, director

Verdi: Otello - Act Two Credo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le0Zae271gk

Teatro de la Ópera, San Juan, Puerto Rico (October 6, 2016)
Iago - Stephen Gaertner
Cassio - Peter Rivera
Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico
Rafael Enrique Irizarry, conductor
Gilberto Valenzuela, director

Verdi: Otello - Act One Brindisi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK-1BY00L_I

Teatro de la Ópera, San Juan, Puerto Rico (October 6, 2016)
Iago - Stephen Gaertner
Cassio - Peter Rivera
Roderigo - Esteban Cordero
Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico
Rafael Enrique Irizarry, conductor
Gilberto Valenzuela, director

Leoncavallo: Zazà - “Zazà, piccola zingara” (audio only)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vVjZf3x0Jw

Opera Rara studio recording (November 2015)
Cascart - Stephen Gaertner
Zazà - Ermonela Jaho
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Maurizio Benini, conductor

Leoncavallo: Zazà - “Buona Zazà” (audio only)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq2Lc7SauSU

Opera Rara studio recording (November 2015)
Cascart - Stephen Gaertner
Zazà - Ermonela Jaho
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Maurizio Benini, conductor

Macbeth teaser - Savonlinna Opera Festival 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXFGtPrnZp8

Preview of the title role in Verdi’s Macbeth - Savonlinna Opera Festival 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQwXFR6TwmY

Rachmaninoff: Francesca da Rimini

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0d1NY57Qto&t=3s

Princeton Festival, Princeton, New Jersey (June 30, 2012)
Lanceotto Malatesta - Stephen Gaertner
Francesca Malatesta - Caroline Worra
Paolo Malatesta - Rolando Sanz
Dante Alighieri - Samuel Green
Ghost of Virgil - Nathaniel Olson
Princeton Festival Orchestra
Richard Tang Yuk, conductor

soloist

Copland: Old American Songs

October 1, 2022

New Jersey Festival Orchestra