Lyric coloratura soprano, Hannah Stephens, is establishing herself in the San Francisco Bay area. Miss Stephens recently sang her debut of Verdi's Rigoletto, singing the role of Gilda with Verismo Opera. She looks forward to her upcoming role with the company, Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme. Miss Stephens is also working on several new music projects, working with composers including Richard Evans, Matthew Owens, and J.J. Hollingsworth. She made her West Bay Opera debut singing the role of Cecilia in their workshop production of The Last Tycoon, a new opera by Cyril Deaconoff. Other highlights of her recent operatic career were the role of Nella (Gianni Schicchi) with the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), which she performed in Weimar, Germany. Miss Stephens was selected by the opera department of the Jacobs School to sing both Königen der Nacht arias from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, in educational publicity concerts in Bloomington, Indiana. Hannah has performed as the soprano soloist in many concerts, including Strauss' Vier Letze Lieder, Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 and Villas-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras. She performed the US premiere of Lorenzo Palomo’s Mi jardín solitario. Born in the United Kingdom, Miss Stephens is a dual citizen and received her Master's degree in Vocal Performance from Indiana University, studying with Carlos Montane, and her Bachelor's from the University of New Mexico, studying with Marilyn Tyler.
lyric coloratura soprano