Congratulations to Stefan Egerstrom ’11, who has been named a recipient of a 2022 Richard Tucker Career Grant.
The auditions for the award were held on May 2 at Kaufmann Hall at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
The grant is worth $5,000. Recipients typically are in the transition from student to professional singer, and should have recently completed a graduate degree program or work in a young artist or apprentice program at a regional company.
About Stefan Egerstrom
Bass Stefan Egerstrom, 33, is currently in his third year as a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow. He made his Company debut last fall as the Jailer in Tosca, and he also performed the role of Second Prisoner in a new production of Fidelio. He was a participant of the 2019 Merola Opera Program, performing in the Schwabacher Summer Concert and the Merola Grand Finale. He portrayed Hunding in Wagner’s Die Walküre with Queen City Opera in 2019. In 2018 he made his role debut as King René in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with Queen City Opera. Mr. Egerstrom was seen as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Siroco in L’Étoile, Carlino in Don Pasquale and soloist in Bach’s Johannes-Passion. As part of the Opera Fusion: New Works initiative between Cincinnati Opera and CCM, he performed in workshops of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star and Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers. Other operatic roles include Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dr. Grenvil in La traviata and Kecal in The Bartered Bride. He received his bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Lawrence University and his master’s degree in voice from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.