Stephen Gould is an American heldentenor, born in Virginia. He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1984.
Having started in musical theatre, in 2006 he performed the title-role of Siegfried in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at Bayreuth. However, "Tannhäuser 's character is more appropriate to me than Siegfried", said Gould to Forum Opéra in December 2007.
In 2009 Gould performed in several opera houses, including <Korngold's Die tote Stadt in London, Peter Grimes in Geneva, Tannhäuser at Las Palmas and also in Rome, Otello in Tokyo, and Der Ring des Nibelungen at Vienna State Opera