Stephen Cannon is a professional singer and music instructor with a diverse range of experience. He has recently performed in Turandot (Prince of Persia - company debut), La Traviata, and Manon with San Francisco Opera. He took the stage at Lyric Opera of Chicago for 9 seasons and 24 productions as a member of the chorus and a soloist. His role debut there was as First Armored Man in Die Zauberflote. Stephens’s Lyric Opera hightlights include appearing in the principal casts of David McVicar’s stunning productions of Il Trovatore (Messenger/Ruiz cover) and Manon (Traveler, Gambler), as well as being featured as a soloist at the 2007 Lyric Opera Stars of the Season concert in Millennium Park.
His appearances across the Midwest have included (Gianni Schicchi), Nemorino (The Elixir of Love), Basilio (The Marriage of Figaro), Alfredo (La Traviata), Almaviva (The Barber of Seville), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Don Jose (Carmen), Beppe (Pagliacci), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Roderigo (Otello), Mastro Trabuco (La Forza del Destino), Nearco (Poliuto), Rustighello (Lucrezia Borgia), and many others. Stephen performed the National Anthem for the Chicago Bulls from 2007 until 2016, and was broadcast live on national television and radio.
His students have been awarded medals and prizes, and have gone on to professional music careers in education and on the stage. Stephen hails from New Lexington, Ohio.