Tenor Stephen Rumph has established himself as a leading tenor in opera, oratorio, and concert. The Tacoma News Tribune called his singing “soaringly beautiful, unspeakably tender as Puccini should be.” The San Francisco Classical Voice wrote that his “incisive, well-controlled tenor was joined to lovely legato phrasing,” and the San Francisco Chronicle reported that he “launched into the vocal stratosphere fearlessly, with excellent results. His many highly acclaimed opera roles for Pacific Northwest Opera include Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Faust in Mephistofele Rodolfo in La Bohème, Loge in the Ring of The Nibelung, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Tamino in Magic Flute and Don Jose. Professor Rumph is a tenured professor of music history at University of Washington and the author of several definite books including “Beethoven After Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works” , “Mozart and Enlightenment Semiotics”, “The Fauré Song Cycles” and “Fauré Studies.”