Stefan Egerstrom, Bass

During the 2022-23 season, bass Stefan Egerstrom makes his debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Fourth Nobleman in the new François Girard production of Lohengrin conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He returns to San Francisco Opera to sing Geisterboter in the David Hockney production of Die Frau ohne Schatten with Sir Donald Runnicles on the podium.

As a previous San Francisco Opera Fellow, Mr. Egerstrom appeared in Eugene Onegin; worked on productions conducted by Music Director Eun Sun Kim including La traviata (covering Dottore Grenvil), Tosca (Jailer), and Fidelio (Second Prisoner); and was a participant of the 2019 Merola Opera Program. Previous appearances include Hunding in Die Walküre and King René in Iolanta with Cincinnati’s Queen City Opera. As part of the “Opera Fusion: New Works” initiative between Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music, he performed in workshops of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star and Gregory Spears’s Fellow Travelers. Additional roles include Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Siroco (L’Étoile), Carlino (Don Pasquale), and Kecal (The Bartered Bride). Mr. Blake has also been the soloist in Bach’s Johannes-Passion.

Mr. Egerstrom trained as a young artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and is a 2022 Sara Tucker Study Grant recipient.

Photo by Jiyang Chen