Cliff Zammit Stevens - ‘His full- toned, ardent singing gave justice to Donizetti’s Music... He shows exceptional promise’ - Opera Magazine 2012

Biography

Born in Malta, Cliff Zammit Stevens is a recent first class honours graduate from the Royal College of Music in London, supported by Mrs. Janatha Stubbs and the Peter Moores foundation and Megabyte. 

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. At the RCM Cliff studies with tenor Paul Clarke.   


His recent role Debut as Nemorino in PopUp Opera’s new production of L’Elisir D’Amore brought him rave reviews. The Internationally acclaimed Opera Magazine said ‘His full- toned, ardent singing gave justice to Donizetti’s Music... He shows exceptional promise’.     

Cliff has taken part in many workshops and master classes with highly praised musicians including; Delfo Menicucci, Juliette Bisazza, Janis Kelly and Sally Burgess. Credits For Opera Include; Donizetti’s ‘L’Elisir D’Amore’ (Nemorino), 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 and Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ (Tenor Solo).   

Cliff 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.   

Cliff’s recent achievements include representing the RCM at the prestigious Junior Ferrier awards and successfully making it to the final rounds to high critical acclaim – “He has the commitment, drive and charisma to be a performer and the quality and appeal of voice to complete the essential qualities to fulfill his potential.” 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).