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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 2020-2021 season, Stephanie will make her house debut with the Metropolitan Opera singing the role of Mercédès in Carmen. She then returns to a role favorite, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, in her debut with the Atlanta Opera and return to San Francisco Opera.
Last season, Stephanie made house debuts with the San Francisco Opera, The Israeli Opera, and joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera. She also returned to the Staatsoper Hamburg to reprise the role of Dorabella in Così fan tutte.
Past seasons include performances at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Bochumer Symphoniker, 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 9th Symphony with the Atlanta Symphony, 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.