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Stacey Tappan returns to OSJ during the 2017-18 season, singing the role of Griselda in the North American premiere of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella. Ms. Tappan made her company debut during the 2016-17 season, appearing as Stella Kowalski in OSJ’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Recent engagements for Ms. Tappan include The Gospel of Mary Magdalene with San Francisco Opera, Clorinda (La Cenerentola) with Los Angeles Opera, and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Arizona Opera.

On the concert stage, she has been a featured soloist with Opera Siam in their performance of Suriyothai, and recently appeared with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in performances of Tenebrae and Mozart’s Requiem.

Ms. Tappan was a member of the Juilliard Opera Center and an ensemble artist with the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Wolf Trap Opera, before making her professional debut with Houston Grand Opera as Beth in Little Women, broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances, released on CD by Ondine and on DVD by Naxos.

Her awards include grants from the Elardo Competition and the Solti Foundation U.S., first place in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation competition, finalist in the MacAllister and Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum competitions, the Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the Lucrezia Bori award, and first place from the New York Singing Teachers Association.

Please visit Ms. Tappan’s website for additional information.

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