AZO Cast Members & Creatives
In the 2017/18 season, Stephanie Lauricella makes her debut with Arizona Opera in The Barber of Seville. also returned to the Opéra National de Paris for a revival of Dorabella in Così fan tutte and will make her house debut with Glyndebourne Festival this summer as Annina in Der Rosenkavalier.
During the 2016/17 season, Stephanie made debuts with Seattle Opera, Madison Opera, Opéra National de Paris, El Paso Opera, and Opera Hong Kong. She will also return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for her role debut of Dorabella in Così fan tutte.
Last season, Stephanie returned to the Grand Théâtre de Genève to make her role debut as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream and also returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin in various roles.
Past seasons include performances at Minnesota Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Virginia Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, Glimmerglass Festival, New Jersey State Opera, and Pittsburgh 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 The Barber of Seville, all to great acclaim.
Stephanie's most recent concert works include, 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.
In the summer of 2010 Ms. Lauricella was one of the few to be chosen to attend the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Young Artist program. While there, she had the chance to cover the Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Estrella in Lewis Spratlan's World Premier of Life is a Dream. She also performed on the main stage with the apprentice scenes as Angelina in La Cenerentola. Stephanie has also spent many seasons with both Central City Opera and Sarasota Opera.
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.