Stefan Egerstrom, Bass

Bass Stefan Egerstrom joins the roster at the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the 2023-24 season under the baton of music director Enrique Mazzola to cover the roles of Daland in Der fliegende Holländer with director Christopher Alden and Ramfis in Aida with director Francesca Zambello. He will also travel to Tourtour to take part in concerts with The Fondation des Treilles Voice Academy. Last season, Mr. Egerstrom made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Fourth Noble in the new François Girard production of Lohengrin conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; performed the role of Peneios in Daphne with the American Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leon Botstein at Carnegie Hall; and returned to the San Francisco Opera to sing Geisterbote in the David Hockney production of Die Frau ohne Schatten with Sir Donald Runnicles on the podium. In the past, he has performed Bach’s Johannes-Passion in addition to a number of new operas including Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star, Gregory Spears’s Fellow Travelers, Kevin Puts’s Silent Night, and Paul Moravec’s The Shining. A native of Minnesota, Mr. Egerstrom received his training at Lawrence University and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is a former Adler Fellow and Merola Opera Program participant at the San Francisco Opera where he has performed multiple times with Music Director Eun Sun Kim.