Praised by the Star Tribune for his “stentorian and resonant voice,” the Minnesota-based baritone Justin Staebell is frequently seen on the concert stage. He has performed as the baritone soloist for such works as Duruflé’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ Requiem, Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, B-Minor Mass, and numerous Bach Cantatas. He has been a guest artist with the Minnesota Orchestra, Oratory Bach Ensemble, Boarder CrosSing, Minnesota Chorale, Minnesota Bach Roots Festival, Arizona Bach Festival, ASU Symphony Orchestra, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, and the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria.
In addition to his many concert performances, Justin finds his home on the operatic stage, having performed roles including Tartuffe (Tartuffe), Marcello (La Boheme), Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Reverend Olin Blitch (Susannah), Giorgio (I Puritani), Father (Hansel and Gretel), Doctor Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd), Tonio (Pagliacci), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Pustraplk (arlatán), and Escamillo (Carmen).
Justin received his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia (2009) and his · Masters of Music degree in Opera Performance from Arizona State University (2012). He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at the University of Minnesota. In competition, Justin has been a two-time recipient of awards at the Metropolitan Opera Auditions Four Cities District.