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Steve Katona is a German countertenor, composer, actor and artist from Berlin. He studied opera at the UdK Berlin and works at the nexus of various artistic disciplines. His work encompasses a syncretism of musical, performative, and experimental elements that strive to dissolve the boundaries between genres. As an opera singer, he debuted in one of the leading roles in Jamie Mans' opera "Zelle: wenn es dunkel wird," which was awarded at deSingel in Antwerp (BE), with further performances at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia (ES), the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon (PT), and the Theater Casino in Zug (CH). He made his debut as a composer with his piece "Strings" at the "Musik Installationen" festival in Nuremberg (DE). As part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival and the Ziria Festival in Greece, he appeared in Michail Marmarinos' theater production of "Trackers," an ancient drama by Sophocles, in the role of Hermes. Performances took place at the ancient theaters of Epidaurus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, and Mount Kyllene. In the 23/24 season, he can be seen in Theresa Thomasberger's theater production "Männerfantasien," based on Klaus Teweleit's work, at the Deutsches Theater Berlin. From December 2022 to May 2023, he was a fellow of the German Music Fund, working on his own artistic projects, including the composition and realization of his chamber opera "Hypatia." In April 2023, he performed in Billy Bultheel's piece "Mount Analogue," which was staged at the Bourse de Commerce in Paris within the art installation "Tropeaolum" by Danh Vo. Further collaborations with Mr. Bultheel included projects such as "When Doves Cry," which took place as part of the art series "Disappearing Berlin" in cooperation with the Schinkel Pavillon Berlin, and "Invisible Hand." As a member of the ensemble "33," he was also heard at the Rewire Festival in The Hague (NL) and the Paf Festivals for Contemporary Art in Olomouc (CZ).

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