Stephen Holloway studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Britten-Pears School, Aldeburgh, where he worked with, amongst others, John Carol Case, Sir Peter Pears and Galina Vishnevskaya.
Stephen made his Scottish Opera debut as Don Fernando in Beethoven's Fidelio, and in 1997 Stephen made his debut at the Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera, New York in Palestrina by Pfitzner. Other operatic roles have included Don Fernando Fidelio, Commendatore Don Giovanni, The OracleAlceste, Sergeant Willis Iolanthe and Dr Grenvil La Traviata for Scottish Opera; Cadmus and Somnus Semele for Opera Parnassus Malta; The Speaker in The Magic Flute at the Covent Garden Festival; Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Scottish Opera Go Round; The Chamberlain in Le rossignol and Chubin Cherevichki for Chelsea Opera Group; the Patriarch in Dmitri for Kensington SO; and The Music Master and The Wig Maker in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Stephen has also sung the roles of Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Sparfucile and Monterone in Rigoletto, Sacristan in Tosca and Bartolo in The Marriage of Fiigaro for European Chamber Opera; Tom in Ballo in Maschera for Holland Park; Pistol and Rugby in Sir John in Love for British Youth Opera; Fafner Das Rhinegold for Mastersingers Ltd in Leicester; Basilio in Barber of Seville for Opera Interludes and the King in Aidafor Dorset Opera.
Stephen Holloway’s concert engagements have included Christus St John Passion at the Royal Festival Hall, Beethoven Choral Symphony with the Orquestra Classica do Porto, The Creation in Lincoln Cathedral, the Haydn Nelson Mass for Collegium Musicum, Bergen, Dvorak Stabat Mater for Bakewell Choral Society, Dvorak Requiem for Birmingham Festival Choral Society, the Nelson Mass and Mozart Vesperae de Dominica for Ashtead Choral Society, the VerdiRequiem in Westminster Abbey, and for Concerts from Scratch at the Royal Albert Hall conducted by Sir David Willcocks. His recordings include The Unknown Elgar for Pearl.