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. Recently, Mr. Ebel débuted as Victorin/Gaston in the UK and Royal Opera House premiere of Korngold's Die tote Stadt at Covent Garden. He begins his tenure for the next two seasons with the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at London's Royal Opera House on September 1, 2009. This summer, he débuts in the inaugural season of Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival as Peter Quint and returns to the Tanglewood Music Festival to sing Eislinger in Act III of Die Meistersinger and Tenor I in Stravinsky's Renard, with staging by Mark Morris, under the leadership of Maestro James Levine.

Last season, 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 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.

Mr. Ebel 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 of Louis Karchin's Romulus, and will record his role in the fall of 2009. 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.

An avid recitalist, Mr. Ebel has performed A Tenor's Songbook featuring works of Barber and Schumann and a superb all Benjamin Britten program in New York. This recital, entitled Sonnets and Songs of the Isles, featured the Michelangelo Sonnets, On this Island and folk song arrangements.

While in Madison, he performed as tenor soloist with the University Choral Union, Concert Choirs and the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Ebel presented several highly regarded recitals during this time including performances of Dichterliebe and A Timbered Choir, a fourteen song cycle to the poems of Wendell Berry.

A versatile performer, he appeared as Archie in the musical The Secret Garden and John Savage in the premiere of the musical Brave New World. Now living in New York, Mr. Ebel has performed with the Pacific Opera Ensemble and Lifebeat – The Music Industry Fights AIDS. An exceptionally gifted composer, Mr. Ebel's latest work, Mogens, will be premiered in the coming season.

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