Lyric coloratura soprano, Hannah Stephens, is establishing herself in the San Francisco Bay area. Miss Stephens recently sang her debuts of Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme, and Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, with Verismo Opera. She looks forward to her upcoming roles with the company, Lucy in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Telephone and Oscar in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera. Her recent performances as Nettie in Carousel received high praises from audience members and critics alike. Miss Stephens is also working on several new music projects, working with composers including Richard Evans, Matthew Owens, and J.J. Hollingsworth. She has sung with several Bay area companies, inluding West Bay Opera, Pocket Opera, and Spreckels Performing Arts Center. 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 numerous 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