Tenor Cliff Zammit Stevens has
been described as a ‘Revelation’ (Daily Express), and ‘Shows exceptional
promise’ (Opera magazine). Cliff is a recent Masters in Performance graduate from
the RCM generously supported by the Malta Arts Scholarship Scheme and Janatha
Stubbs. He started his vocal training at the age of 14 with renowned soprano
Gillian Zammit whom he continues to study with from time to time together with
his mentor Juliette Bisazza.
Cliff has taken part in
many workshops and master classes with highly praised musicians including; Edith
Wiens, Delfo Menicucci, Janis Kelly and Lucy Schaufer. Most recently he was nominated
by International Tenor Joseph Calleja and awarded a scholarship to join the summer academy at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.
Credits For Opera Include;
Donizetti’s ‘L’Elisir D’Amore’ (Nemorino), ‘Rita’ (Beppe), ‘Otello’ (Cassio),‘Pagliacci’
(Beppe), Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ (Ruiz), Bellini’s ‘Norma (Flavio), Mozart’s
‘The Magic Flute’ (Monostatos), Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ (Witch) and
Britten’s ‘The Little Sweep’ (Clem). Cliff was part of Britten’s War Requiem at
the RCM, Mozart’s ‘Ascanio in Alba’ at King’s Place, Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ (Tenor
Solo) with the Surrey Chamber Choir, Tenor Solo in Mro. Vella’s Symphony No 3
(The Apocalypse Verses) at St.Johns Co-Cathedral and also Tenor Solo in
Mro.Vella’s world premiere of ‘The Hyland Mass’.
Cliff has recently been one
of the finalists in the Lies Askonas, Francesco Vinas and Belvedere
International singing competitions. He is also a fantastic recitalist and his annual concerts in his native home – Malta, always brought him rave reviews. His most recent being held at the Office of the Prime Minister. He also performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London and had the honour
of performing in a master class for Robert Sutherland (Maria Callas’ ex-
accompanist). Last December he was invited by Joseph Calleja to perform during
his Christmas Concert at the Casino Maltese.