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"Perhaps the evening's most electrifying surprise, though, was the arrival after intermission of mezzo-soprano Stephanie Lauricella, making her company debut as Romeo's page Stephano."
-San Francisco Chronicle
To start the 2019-2020 season, Stephanie will make her house debut with San Francisco Opera singing the role of Stéphano in Gounod's, Roméo et Juliette. She then returns to Staatsoper Hamburg to reprise the role of Dorabella in Così fan tutte. Another house and role debut follows in Tel Aviv where Stephanie will perform Idamante in Mozart's, Idomeneo. She will then join the Metropolitan Opera to cover Angelina in La Cenerentola. Finally, she closes her season with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Paris production of Così fan tutte with both Opera Vlaanderen and Opéra National de Paris.
Last season, Stephanie made house debuts with Staatsoper Hamburg, Staatsoper Stuttgart, and the Bochumer Symphoniker. She also returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for Il Barbiere di Siviglia and the Atlanta Symphony for Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
Past seasons include performances at the Glyndebourne Festival, Arizona Opera, Seattle Opera, Madison Opera, Opéra National de Paris, El Paso Opera, Opera Hong Kong, Minnesota Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Virginia Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Royal Opera House in Muscat (Oman), Glimmerglass Festival, New Jersey State Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera San Jose, and Central City Opera. During her time with the Pittsburgh Opera as a Resident Artist, Ms. Lauricella performed the roles of Flora in La Traviata, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, the title role in Handel's Rinaldo, Soeur Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Rosina in the student performance of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, all to great acclaim.
Stephanie's most recent concert works include, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Atlanta Symphony and BBC Scottish Symphony under the baton of Maestro Runnicles, Lili Boulanger's Psalm 130: Du fond de l'abime with Manfred Honeck conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony, Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Erie Philharmonic, and Handel's Messiah with the Rochester Philharmonic.
Awards and recognitions include: Violetta Dupont Competition Award Winner, Engagement Award from the Marcello Giordani International Competition, Finalist in the Belvedere Competition and an Engagement Award from the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gerda Lissner Foundation Encouragement Award, St. Bonaventure Performance Prize (Liederkranz Competition), the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Encouragement Award, Connecticut Concert Opera's Artistic Director's Award, Connecticut Opera Guild's People's Choice Award, Judith Bardi Rosenthal Award, and Catherine Martin Award, Rochester's Classical Idol Finalist, Great Lakes Regional Second Place Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, William Matheus Sullivan Foundation Award, the Santa Fe Opera Campbell Wachter Memorial Award, and the Central City Opera McGlone Award.
Ms. Lauricella holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Ithaca College and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music.