Stefan Barner is a vocal standout, with a vibrancy of tone and an exciting delivery that serve notice he is a gifted lyric tenor with a big future ahead. Recently finishing his first year as an Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera, Mr. Barner made his role and company debut singing Beppe in I Pagliacci and the Younger Brother in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins. Highlights from 2016 include singing Steve Hubbel in A Streetcar Named Desire with Tulsa Opera; Rudolph in Evangline with The Longfellow Chorus; the title role in Faust with Boston Opera Collaborative (BOC), and the title role in Idomeneo, again with BOC, for which he was praised for his masterful command of both style and technique. Mr. Barner has previously performed with a number of opera companies across the United States and abroad including Nashville Opera, Tulsa Opera, Knoxville Opera, Opera Columbus, Glimmerglass Opera, Greater Worcester Opera, Boston Midsummer Opera, Monadnock Music Festival, and Des Moines Metro Opera. Notable international performances include a return to the Glimmerglass Festival in 2012 as Jacey Squires in the company’s touring production of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, which performed at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman. Mr. Barner made his international debut in 2009 singing B. F. Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy. Mr. Barner also enjoys being active on the oratorio stage. Recent performances include Handel’s Messiah with Bartlesville Choral Society and the Signature Strings where he was last seen as the tenor soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana.