Cliff Zammit Stevens born in Mellieħa on 26 August, 1989.
He started his theatrical career at the age of 12 in the musical The Wiz for Stagecoach, where he played the part of The Lion.Other roles that followed were: Clem in The Little Sweep for Drama Troupe, Elvis in The Dracula Spectacula and King Herod in Rock Nativity for Masquerade.He was recently one of the guest singers in the concert It's Christmas with Beyond the Barricade.Cliff is currently a student at Masquerade Theatre Arts School and also receives vocal training under the tuition of Gillian Zammit.
He is a recent first class honours graduate from the Royal College of Music in London, supported by Mrs. Janatha Stubbs and the Peter Moores foundation and Megabyte. He started his vocal training at the age of 14 with renowned soprano Gillian Zammit whom he continues to study with from time to time. Currently, Cliff is on the Masters of Performance programme at the RCM supported by the Malta Arts Scholarship Scheme and studies with tenor Tim Evans-Jones.
His recent role Debut as "Nemorino" in PopUp Opera’s new production of L’Elisir D’Amore brought him rave reviews. The Internationally acclaimed Opera Magazine said ‘His full- toned, ardent singing gave justice to Donizetti’s Music... He shows exceptional promise’.
Cliff has taken part in many workshops and master classes with highly praised musicians including; Delfo Menicucci, Juliette Bisazza, Janis Kelly and Sally Burgess. Credits For Opera Include; Donizetti’s ‘L’Elisir D’Amore’ (Nemorino), Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ (Ruiz), Bellini’s ‘Norma (Flavio), Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ (Monostatos), Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ (Witch) and Britten’s ‘The Little Sweep’ (Clem). Cliff was part of Britten’s War Requiem at the RCM, Mozart’s ‘Ascanio in Alba’ at King’s Place and Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ (Tenor Solo).
Cliff’s recent achievements include representing the RCM at the prestigious Junior Ferrier awards and successfully making it to the final rounds to high critical acclaim – “He has the commitment, drive and charisma to be a performer and the quality and appeal of voice to complete the essential qualities to fulfill his potential.” He also performed at the Royal Albert hall in London and had the honour of performing in a master class for Robert Sutherland (Maria Callas’ ex- accompanist).
Cliff is now looking forward to performing Mro.Vella’s Tenor Solo in Symphony No 3 (The Apocalypse Verses) in November at St.Johns Co-Cathedral and for his role in the opera ‘Pagliacci’ at Teatru Manoel in March 2013.
Description "Cliff Zammit Stevens’s "Nemorino" was a real pleasure to listen to: a rounded and cultivated tenor with bags of pathos and presence" - Opera Now Magazine 2012