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EBEL, Steven

Written by  Celia P. Novo
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With a voice described as a "rich lyric tenor," Steven Ebel continues to receive critical and popular acclaim for his work in concert, recital and opera. Mr. Ebel débuted as Victorin/Gaston in the UK and Royal Opera House premiere of Korngold's Die tote Stadt at Covent Garden before beginning his two-year with the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at London's Royal Opera House.
His first performances as a Young Artist at ROH were of the world premiere of his own composition: Diary of a Young Poet. This piece Mr. Ebel, which uses poems by Rilke, was the centerpiece in a unique theatrical event combining three song cycles into a single work entitled "The Truth About Love" Mr. Ebel sang his own music in a staging directed by José Dario Innella. His ROH roles include Rimenes in Artaxerxes, Major Domo II in Der Rosenkavalier, The Hypochondriac Gambler in The Gambler, Albazar in Il Turco in Italia, and the Fourth Jew in Salome.

Last summer, he débuted in the inaugural season of Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival as Peter Quint and returned to the Tanglewood Music Festival for an unprecedented third year to sing Eislinger in Die Meistersinger under the leadership of Maestro James Levine and Tenor I in Stravinsky's Renard, with staging by Mark Morris.

Mr. Ebel was personally selected by Maestro James Levine to sing the demanding role of Jimmy Mahoney in the Tanglewood Music Festival's new production of Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for which he received unreserved praise. He also went on to sing the role when making his Italian début in the spring of Ô09 with Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, Lucca, Pisa and Ravenna. Last spring he also sang solo recitals at his alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and in Cleveland. He sang his first Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio in New York, and appeared with New Music New York and at London's illustrious Wigmore Hall Competition.

He performed as soloist in Americans in Paris - Songs by American Students of Nadia and 21st Century Shakespeare Chamber Music inspired by the Bard for the New Millennium. He created the role of Wolf in the world premiere and NAXOS recording of Louis Karchin's Romulus. He was widely lauded for his company début with Opera Cleveland singing his first Peter Quint in Turn of the Screw.

At the outset of his career, Mr. Ebel sang leading roles in Bizet's Dr. Miracle and Orpheus in the Underworld, Lucia di Lammermoor, Iolanthe, and The Mikado. He also toured in Opera for the Young's production of Rusalka, and was The Prince in A Mermaid's Tale. He débuted with OperaDelaware as Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance and participated in the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival under a fellowship grant. He sang the title role of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito with New York Opera Forum and New York Opera Studio, Donald in Douglas Moore's Gallantry with Cantiamo Opera and Il postiglione in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West at New York City Opera.

Mr. Ebel's many talents have been recognized with numerous honors from distinguished organizations including the Concours Musical International de Montréal, Joy of Singing Song Salon Competition, New York Oratorio Society Solo Competition, the Wigmore Hall Competition, the Five Towns Young Musician's Competition, the Tanglewood Music Center, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Career Bridges and the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.



Steven Ebel
Member of the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artists Programme
Royal Opera House Covent Garden
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Steven Ebel will be the first singer in the history of London's Royal Opera House to perform his own composition under their auspices. The work entitled, The Diary of a Young Poet, will be given its world premiere on October 8th at 7:30pm in the Clore Studio. Mr. Ebel is a member of ROH's Jette Parker Young Artist Programme which commissioned the song cycle. The work is based on selected texts from Rainer Maria Rilke's "Worpswede Diary" which dramatizes Rilke as a young man struggling with and finding faith. The piece runs approximately forty minutes and is written for narrator, tenor (Mr. Ebel) and piano. The original poems and the narration are in English and are taken from the prose selections of the Diary. Mr. Ebel performs The Diary of a Young Poet twice more within the context of a larger program entitled "The Truth About Love" which will also include works by Robert Schumann and Benjamin Britten. Within this program Mr. Ebel's new cycle will be creatively integrated with those of Schumann and Britten. This unique musical and theatrical event takes place at ROH's Linbury Studio Theatre on October 13 and 15 at 7:30pm.
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Last modified on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 21:49
Celia P. Novo

Celia P. Novo

Celia P. Novo is Founder and President of the international artist management company NOVO ARTISTS, INC. and of NOVO CONSULTING.

Mrs. Novo has been a dynamic and productive force in the classical music world since 1983 when she became personal business manager to late legendary soprano ARLEEN AUGER.

Known for her uncompromising standards of professional integrity and for the outstanding quality of her clients, Mrs. Novo focuses on finding only the finest and most promising talent the world over.

 

CELIA P. NOVO

Born in New York City, Celia P. Novo attended New York University as a double major in Biology and Music. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Advanced Biological Studies from Fordham University. Mrs. Novo worked as a senior research assistant in the departments of Biochemistry, Neurology, and Pediatric Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for six years. As a New York State certified teacher, she taught Biology, Chemistry, and Developmental Biology at the college preparatory level.

In a dramatic career change, she became personal business manager to her dear friend, the late American diva Arleen Auger, in 1983. Mrs. Novo directed all of Ms. Auger's business affairs until her tragic death in June of 1993. Mrs. Novo and her husband, Guy P. Novo, founded the Arleen Auger Memorial Fund in 1995. The purpose of this Fund is to identify needy and talented young singers who wish to follow in Ms. Auger's esteemed footsteps, and reward them with study grants and scholarships to help defer the cost of voice lessons and other expenses relating to their vocal studies.

In 1995, Celia Novo founded Novo Artists, Inc., an international artist management company that represents conductors, stage directors, set designers, choreographers, singers, and instrumentalists throughout the world. She is also Founder and President of Novo Consulting.

Always devoted to charitable organizations, Mrs. Novo served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Music Conservatory of Westchester from 1987 through 2003, and played a prominent role as chairperson of their education, marketing and special events committees. In 2006, she was elected to the Board of Directors of St. Christopher's Inn by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor.

Mrs. Novo and her husband, international attorney Guy P. Novo, reside in Hartsdale, NY. Their son, Andrew R. Novo, graduated Magna cum laude in History from Princeton University in June 2002, earned a Masters degree in International Relations and a Doctorate in History at the University of Oxford in July 2005, and a Doctorate in History. Andrew's first novel Queen of Cities has recently been published by Coffeetown Press.

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