Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Sanchez makes her company debut as a new member of the 2019-20 resident company. Ms. Sanchez will be featured as Prince Orlofsky (Strauss’s Die Fledermaus), Hansel (Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel), and Ines (Verdi’s Il trovatore). Recent engagements include debuting the roles of Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel with Brava Opera Theatre and appearing as Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Intermountain Opera. Ms Sanchez was also recently chosen as the sole recipient of the prestigious 2018 Igor Gorin Memorial Competition, an award given yearly to a promising singer at the start of their careers.
In the 2017-18 season, Ms. Sanchez joined Arizona Opera as a Marion Pullin studio artist, performing the roles of Persephone in Morganelli’s Hercules vs. Vampires, Paquette in Bernstein’s Candide, Berta in The Barber of Seville and Flosshilde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Other roles performed with Arizona Opera included Maria in Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires and Baroness Nica in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. As a member of the Gerdine Young Artist and Gaddes Festival Artist programs at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, she performed the roles of Dryad in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne on Naxos and covered the role of the Composer in the same production. Other roles at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis include Sister Mathilde in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites and Ruth in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.
Ms. Sanchez completed her artist diploma from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in 2017. Ms. Sanchez was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico and earned her masters degree in vocal performance from New Mexico State University in 2012. She currently resides in Houston, TX.
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