Steven Humes received his musical education at New England Conservatory and Boston University. During eight years as an ensemble member of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, he performed over 500 performances.
His opera repertoire includes Wagner-roles such as König Marke in Tristan und Isolde, König Heinrich in Lohengrin, Hunding in Die Walküre, Fafner in Das Rheingold, Daland in Der fliegende Holländer and Landgraf Hermann in Tannhäuser. Steven Humes is regularly invited at Teatro Real in Madrid, Théatre des Champs Elysées, the Hamburg Staatsoper, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Salzburg Festival, Tokyo's Bunka Kaikan, the Los Angeles Opera, the Boston Lyric Opera, the Chicago Opera Theater and Chicago's Ravinia Festival.
One of his many DVD recordings is the highly acclaimed double-grammy winning Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny recorded with the Los Angeles Opera in 2007. He recorded the role of Joe (Alaskawolfjoe) for DVD again in 2010 with a Fura dels Baus production at Madrid's Teatro Real.
Steven Humes has appeared with many orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and the philharmonic orchestras of Paris, Bonn, Dresden, Munich and Brussels. His repertoire includes Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the Mozart and Verdi Requiems, Dvořák's Stabat Mater and Bach's St. Matthew's Passion. Recently he performed the bass part in Honegger’s Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher on tour in France and in New York. He makes his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.