A native of upstate New York, Steven Vinolas is in his second semester as a master’s student in vocal performance and pedagogy. This is his second production with Eklund Opera. This past autumn, Vinolas performed the role of Vicomte Cascada in Die Lustige Witwe. Performances with other companies include Domenico Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto (Count Robinson), Carlisle Floyd's Susannah (Reverend Blitch) and The Beggar’s Opera realized by Benjamin Britten (Peachum). Vinolas is a student of Andrew Garland.