I have learned so much about aspects such as text and the ins and outs of the career. … an amazing experience and to meet everyone and work with the mentors was just incredible. I felt supported by everyone.
Scottish soprano Stephanie Stanway is currently in her first year at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), under the tutelage of Clare Shearer. Before coming to the RCS, she graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree with honours and postgraduate diploma (distinction). Stephanie’s operatic credits include the roles of Ida and Rosalinde (Cover) Die Fledermaus (RCS); Miss Wingrave Owen Wingrave (British Youth Opera); Dolcina Suor Angelica, Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw, Miss Pinkerton The Old Maid and the Thief (Manchester Opera Ensemble); Ursula/Seppi in Kevin Malone’s Mysterious 44 and the title role in Tim Benjamin’s Emily. Concert appearances include Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle (Todmorden Choral Society) Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte Cecile (Denbigh Cathedral) Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli, Howard Goodall’s The Eternal Light (Oldham Choral Society) Schubert’s Mass in G major, and Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Northumberland Chorus). Stephanie is funded by The Robertson Trust, The Fraser of Allander Trust and The Cross Trust.
Photo: Stephanie Stanway at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, February 2018. Photo credit: Mark Pinder
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