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)

October 1, 2022

soloist

Copland: Old American Songs

New Jersey Festival Orchestra

Conductor: David Wroe

 

February-March 2022

Il Barone Scarpia  Puccini: Tosca

Sarasota Opera

December 3, 2021

Tamar  Leoncavallo: Zingari

Opera Rara

November 2021

Macbeth  Verdi: Macbeth

Opéra de Dijon

November 2019

various  Viva Verismo!

Maryland Opera

March 2019

Nabucco  Verdi: Nabucco

Sarasota Opera

November 2018

Sir Riccardo Forth  Bellini: I Puritani

Teatro Verdi di Trieste

May-June 2018

Rigoletto (cover)  Verdi: Rigoletto

Los Angeles Opera

October 2017

Rigoletto  Verdi: Rigoletto

Opera Grand Rapids

March 24, 2017

Don Carlo di Vargas  Verdi: La Forza del Destino

New Amsterdam Opera

October 2016

Iago  Verdi: Otello

Teatro de la Ópera, Puerto Rico

July-August 2016

Amonasro  Verdi: Aida

Teatro di San Carlo

June 2016

Captain Balstrode  Britten: Peter Grimes

The Princeton Festival

April 16, 2016

Paolo Albiani  Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Metropolitan Opera

January 2016

Giorgio Germont  Verdi: La Traviata

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

November 27, 2015

Cascart  Leoncavallo: Zazà

Opera Rara

September-October 2015

Il Conte di Luna (cover)  Verdi: Il Trovatore

Metropolitan Opera

July 2015

Macbeth  Verdi: Macbeth

Opernfestspiele Heidenheim

July 8, 2015

Macbeth  Verdi: Macbeth

Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz

November 18, 2014

20th Anniversary Gala Benefit Concert 

Teatro Grattacielo

April-May 2014 & March-April 2016

Sharpless (cover)  Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Metropolitan Opera

July 2013

Macbeth  Verdi: Macbeth

Savonlinna Opera Festival

December 2012-January 2013

Chorèbe (cover & perform)  Berlioz: Les Troyens

Metropolitan Opera

October 2012 & March 2013

Montano  Verdi: Otello

Metropolitan Opera

June 2012

Lanceotto Malatesta  Rachmaninoff: Francesca da Rimini

The Princeton Festival

June 2012

Gianni Schicchi  Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

The Princeton Festival

May 2012

Mr. Redburn (cover)  Britten: Billy Budd

Metropolitan Opera

February 2012

Don Carlo (cover)  Verdi: Ernani

Metropolitan Opera

December 2011-January 2012 & December 2014-January 2015

Vater (cover)  Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel

Metropolitan Opera

November-December 2011

Mr. Kallenbach (cover)  Glass: Satyagraha

Metropolitan Opera

March 2011

Andrei Shchelkalov (cover)  Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov

Metropolitan Opera

February-March 2011 & June 2011

Lord Enrico Ashton (cover & perform)  Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Metropolitan Opera

December 2010

Escamillo  Bizet: Carmen

Opéra Royal de Wallonie

June 21, 2010

Baritone solo  Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

MidAmerica Productions - Carnegie Hall Concert Series

January-February 2010

Paolo Albiani  Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Metropolitan Opera

November-December 2009

Šiškov (cover)  Janáček: From the House of the Dead (Z Mrtvého Domu)

Metropolitan Opera

January 2009

Rigoletto  Verdi: Rigoletto

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

October-November 2008 & February-March 2009

Sharpless (cover)  Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Metropolitan Opera

October-November 2008

Giorgio Germont (cover)  Verdi: La Traviata

Metropolitan Opera

April 13, 2008

Frank  Puccini: Edgar

Opera Orchestra of New York

March 2008 & November-December 2008

Melot  Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Metropolitan Opera

December 13, 2007

Francesco Foscari (cover)  Verdi: I Due Foscari

Opera Orchestra of New York

September-October 2007, March 2008, October 2008 & January-February 2009

Lord Enrico Ashton (cover & perform)  Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Metropolitan Opera

November 7, 2006

Abayaldos  Donizetti: Dom Sébastien

Opera Orchestra of New York

November 12, 2005

Cascart  Leoncavallo: Zazà

Teatro Grattacielo