1990 – 1991
Recent engagements for STEPHEN GUGGENHEIM during the 2014-15 season included the role of Emperor Maximilian in the premiere of Paul Davies’ Carlota at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose on February 15. Mr. Guggenheim was also recently featured in a performance with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra at the San Jose Retro Dome in September 2011. Other recent engagements included his performance at the SJSU Artist Showcase Concert in honor of retiring professor Dr. Charlene Archibeque in spring 2005. Also that season, he appeared at Tulsa Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert, where he sang with Marilyn Horne and Pablo Elvira.
During the 1999 – 2000 season, Mr. Guggenheim appeared in La Juive at the San Francisco Jewish Music Festival. Other recent engagements included Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Richmond Symphony, Canio (Pagliacci) in Anchorage, the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) in Malta, West Side Story with Charleston Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem with Tulsa Philharmonic. In the summer of 1998, he performed Rodolfo (La bohéme) with Festival Opera (Walnut Creek).
After leaving Opera San José in 1990, Mr. Guggenheim was named an Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera Center in 1992. In that position, he appeared as soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle with San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and toured Japan in the role of Rodolfo in La bohème under the direction of Lotfi Mansouri. He has appeared in many productions with San Francisco Opera including Fidelio, Capriccio, Salome, Don Carlo, Der Rosenkavalier, Christophe Colombe, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Boris Godunov, Die Meistersinger, and I vespri siciliani. As a participant in San Francisco Opera Center’s Merola Program, he appeared as Alfredo (La traviata) and toured Guam and Japan as Don José (Carmen). Other engagements have included Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) with San Francisco Opera, the Duke in a Minneapolis production of Rigoletto, Gustavo in an Israeli production of Un ballo in maschera, and the title role in the world première of Thea Musgrave’s Simón Bolívar with Virginia Opera, which he repeated in concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Other European performances included the roles of Don José (Carmen), Rodolfo (La bohème), and title roles of Werther and Don Carlo with Opera de Lyon of France.