Baritone Steven Pence has recenty appeared as a soloist in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Conversations series, and as Hercules in The Civil Wars by Philip Glass, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is a frequent soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, having recently appeared with them in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, B minor Mass, Magnificat and St. John Passion, and Handel’s Messiah. Steve has performed several opera roles, among them Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with the Pasadena Schubertiade, and Alonso in Hornby’s The Tempest with the USC Thornton Opera. He created and recorded the role of Kaiser Wilhelm II in John Powell’s oratorio A Prussian Requiem. Film credits include Muppets Most Wanted, Despciable Me 2, Happy Feet 2 and Godzilla.