Kyle Stegall’s performances around the world have been met with accolade for his “blemish-free production” (Sydney Morning Herald), “lovely tone and ardent expression” (NY Times), as well as his “lively and empathetic delivery” (San Francisco Classical Voice). An artist who communicates equally well on the concert, opera, and recital stages, his performances are characterized by an unfailing attention to style and detail, and a brutally honest approach to communication.
Mr. Stegall’s successful solo debuts in Japan, Australia, Vienna, Italy, Singapore, and Canada as well as on major stages across America have been in collaboration with many of the world’s most celebrated artistic directors including Manfred Honeck, Joseph Flummerfelt, William Christie, Nicholas McGegan, and Jeffrey Thomas, among others.
Heard frequently as evangelist and tenor soloist in the passions and cantatas of J.S. Bach, Mr. Stegall made his Lincoln Center debut as the evangelist in the St. John Passion under the direction of The Bach Collegium Japan’s artistic director, Masaaki Suzuki.
Holding a special relationship with the music of Benjamin Britten, Mr. Stegall was twice invited to participate as a fellow in the Aldeburgh Music Festival, in the composer’s hometown of Suffolk, England. There he performed in recital and studied Britten song and Schubert lieder under the guidance of Ian Bostridge and Malcolm Martineau. Kyle has been heard in recital singing all of the composer’s cycles for tenor.
A dedicated proponent of the song recital, as well as being a frequent guest artists on recital series, Mr. Stegall personally curates and produces recitals each season which reveal the vast colors and emotional range the collected repertoire has to offer.
Praised for possessing an “ability to absorb viewers into the action, something which is rarely achieved in opera,” (SF Classical Voice) has made him a popular choice for the leading lyric tenor roles in the works of Mozart as well as in operas of the Bel Canto era. This August he will interpret the role of “Emdimione” in West Edge Opera’s The Chastity Tree.