Tenor Steven Haas is an international artist who has received acclaim on the operatic and concert stages of Europe, Australia, Israel and the United States. In 1977, Mr. Haas made his European debut as the Steersman in The Flying Dutchman with Wuerttembergische Staatsoper in Stuttgart, Germany. After receiving outstanding notices, he was immediately re-engaged to sing the parts of Alfredo in La Traviata, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Camille in The Merry Widow and the First Soldier in Henze's We Come to the River.
Subsequent appearances throughout Germany, Portugal, Australia and Israel have seen him in the title roles in Lohengrin, Tannhauser,Werther, Faust, The Damnation of Faust and Canio in Pagliacci, Don Jose in Carmen, Herod in Salome, Herman in Pique Dame and Guido Bardi in A Florentine Tragedy.
Haas began his operatic career in 1969 singing Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte while attending the North Carolina School of the Arts. He continued his studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. During this period he appeared in several cities, including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Savannah, Charleston and Brevard, in such roles as Alfredo, Rodolfo, Cavaradossi and Don Ottavio.
In 1975 he made his debut with the Israel National Opera as Pinkerton, and went on to perform in more than 100 performances as Alfredo, Cavarodossi, Turridu, Nadir in the Pearl Fishers, Gerald in Lakme, and Camille in The Merry Widow.
Upon Steven Haas' return to the United States, he made appearances as Herod in Salome with the Greater Miami Opera and the Palm Beach Opera, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the Orlando Opera and Canio in Pagliacci with the Chattanooga Opera and performed the roles of Turridu and Canio in the Virginia Opera's highly acclaimed production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. "Designer sets stage, tenor takes over," read a headline in the Norfolk Press, which went on to say that Haas' singing is steady and powerful with a bright sound that brought the earnest tortured longings of his character to life."
Steven Haas has appeared at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina and on Public Television's highly acclaimed "Opera Pops and Sizzles" broadcast. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel he performed in concert with Itzchak Perlman and John Williams with the Florida Philharmonic. He performed the leading role in Jerry Herman’s hit musical Milk and Honey in a gala concert at the Coconut Grove Playhouse honoring the composer and Carol Channing.