Duncan Stenhouse is an operatic bass and composer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Originally born in Northern Ireland Duncan has moved numerous times and lived in many different places around the UK and Canada. His love for singing classically began in his high-school years where he sang in five choirs and took private voice lessons at Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary.
Currently, Duncan is completing his bachelor degree as a voice performance major with a minor in composition at Memorial School of Music in St. John’s Newfoundland.
In the past five years Duncan has performed as The Caterpillar in Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with Memorial University’s Opera Roadshow program, both Figaro and Bartolo in scenes from Le nozze di Figaro, Gianni Schicchi in scenes from Gianni Schicchi, Colline in scenes from La bohème, and Grandpa from The Tender Land in Memorial University’s Opera Workshop program. He has also sung as Raphael in excerpts from Haydn’s Creation with a group from the Calgary Youth Orchestra.
Duncan is thoroughly excited to be able to portray both Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Crespel in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann this summer at HSOF. He hopes you enjoy the performance as much as he has loved every minute learning and singing these fascinating roles.