USA: Stephanie Novacek

Stephanie Novacek

Mezzo-soprano
Born: Iowa City, 31 August 1970

Last updated: 01 July 2001

Stephanie Novacek is a soloist with the Houston Grand Opera. She was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio from 1996-1999. Her roles at Houston have included Hänsel in Humperdink's Hänsel und Gretel, Messaggiera in Gluck's Orfeo and the title role in Bizet's Carmen.

The USA has been represented at every competition. David Malis won in 1985, and there have been two other finalists, Philip Skinner in 1983 and Margaret Jane Wray in 1991.

Stephanie also created two important roles in new operas: Jo in Mark Adamo's Little Women and Maria Callas in Michael Daugherty's Jackie O.

She was a finalist in Placido Domingo's Operalia Competition in 1998.

Stephanie's hobby is reading.

Preliminary repertoire

  • Rossini - L' italiana in Algeri: Cruda sorte
  • Barber - Op 13 No 3: Sure on this Shining Night
  • Debussy - Chansons de Bilitis: La chevelure
  • Gounod - Sappho: Ou suis-je? - O ma lyre immortelle

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