Stephanie is a London-born contralto. In September 2017 she began her studies on the Preparatory Opera Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, for which she is supported by a Blue Badge Style Award. She has been studying voice with Alex Ashworth since 2014. In July 2016 she graduated from the University of York with a BA in Sociology with Social Psychology.
Future appearances include Third Noble Orphan (Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera as well as joining The Glyndebourne Chorus 2018 in Handel’s Saul, Barber’s Vanessa and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. She will also perform at the Wigmore Hall as a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2018 this April.
Recent roles include: Old Woman/Book of Fate/Mrs Northwind (The Enchanted Pig, Dove), Arnalta (L’incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi), Third Lady (The Magic Flute, Mozart) all for Hampstead Garden Opera; Florence Pike (Albert Herring, Britten), Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia, Britten) both for Aspect Opera and Auntie (Peter Grimes, Britten) for The Dartington International Festival.
Soloist engagements include: Dido (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell), Beethoven’s Mass in C (Dartington International Festival), Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder (Yorvic Sinfonia), Duruflé – Requiem (Chichester Singers) and ‘The Old Tales of Kitezh Grad’, a Russian concert series (Opera Coast).
Stephanie is a RAM Bach Cantata/Kohn Foundation scholar, a member of RAM’s prestigious Song Circle and is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust. She is the recipient of the Sarah Walker CBE Mezzo-Soprano Award from the AIMS bursary fund 2016 and was ‘Very Highly Commended’ in the Isabel Jay Prize 2017 and was a Richard Lewis/ Jean Shanks Award Finalist 2018. She is extremely grateful to The Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust as The Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust 2017 Award Winner and The Royal Academy of Music for supporting her studies.
Full CV available upon request.