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Elisabeth Stevens (Soprano)

Born: New York City, New York, USA

The American soprano, lisaberttyh Stevens, studied at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey; Wyoming Area Sec Center in Exeter, Pennsylvania; and Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (Class of 1998). In 2009, she claimed the top prize at the Concorso Internazionale Magda Olivero, the Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Cantanti Lirici Riccardo Zandonai, and the Concorso Internazionale “Alfredo Giacomotti” where she also won the audience prize. She also placed second in the Concorso Lirico Giovanni Martinelli-Aureliano Pertile. In 2008, she won third place in the China International Voice Competition in Ningbo, China and, in 2007, she won second place as well as the audience prize in the Concorso Internazionale di Canto Lirico Rocca delle Macíe in Chianti, Italy.

Dramatic soprano Elisabeth Stevens delivers impressive performances that have been featured in Philadelphia on CBS news, NBC10, and New York’s WQXR. She has been hailed at home and abroad for her elegant musicianship, majestic presence, and spectacular soprano voice.

Elisabeth Stevens' operatic repertoire includes the title roles in Aida, Ariadne auf Naxos, Suor Angelica, as well as the Countess in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and the Witch in Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. She excels in concert repertoire, and has performed the world premieres of four new works for soprano on texts by Sonia Sanchez with the Network for New Music Ensemble. She has also been the soprano soloist in major concert works, including Johannes Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Haydn's Mass in Time of War, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, and Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. Her powerful voice has garnered invitations to sing at the inaugural celebration of Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, and at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Source: PennState School of Music (January 2014); Lis Stevens profile on Facebook
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Mark Sullivan


Video (2015): BWV 131

Links to other Sites

Elisabeth Stevens - Soprano (Official Website) [uder construction]
Lis Stevens on Facebook
Elisabeth Stevens - Soprano on SoundCloud

African American Music Festival, January 30: Guest Voice Recital (PennState School of Music)

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