(Brooklyn Center, Minnesota)
2019–20 Season: Jago, Ernani
Bass Stefan Egerstrom was a participant of the 2019 Merola Opera Program, performing in the Schwabacher Summer Concert and Merola Grand Finale. Egerstom recently performed the role of Hunding in Die Walküre with Queen City Opera. In 2018, he made his role debut as King René in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with Queen City Opera. While at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), he was seen as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Siroco in L’Étoile and bass soloist in Bach’s Johannes-Passion. As part of the Opera Fusion: New Works initiative between Cincinnati Opera and CCM, he performed in workshops of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star and Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers. Egerstrom has also been a Young Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, covering the roles of Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni. Other operatic roles include Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore, Grenvil in La Traviata and Kecal in The Bartered Bride. He received his Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from Lawrence University, and his Master’s in Voice from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.