STEFANIE TRUE | Soprano
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Canadian born Soprano Stefanie True has enjoyed performing throughout Europe and North America, and is a singer equally at ease on both Opera and Concert stages.
Stefanie recently did sing the soprano part in Dussek's Messe Solemnelle with Richard Egarr conducting the Academy of Ancient of Music and future highlights include the role of Zenobia in Handel's Radamisto and Rosanne in Handel's Alessandro, both with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra conducted by Richard Egarr. With the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer she is scheduled to sing Bach's Cantate Non sa che sia dolore and Clerambault's La Muse de l’Opera.
Some of her most recent engagements include the soprano part in The Messiah with the Symphony Nova Scotia conducted by Stephen Stubbs, the role of Cécile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons, a brand-new baroque opera, with music by Antonio Vivaldi presented by Opera2Day and the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Bach's Weihnachts Oratorium with the Residentie Orkest The Hague, the role of Poppea in Händel’s Agripinna at The Grange Festival 2018, Celia in Händel’s Lucio Silla at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen with Laurence Cummings conducting, Händel’s Dixit Dominus with Il Gardellino in Seoul, Korea, Monteverdi’s Maria Vespers with the Lutherse Bach Ensemble conducted by Jos van Veldhoven, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in San Francisco with Voices of Music, the title role in Händel’s Esther with La Risonanza led by Fabio Bonizzoni, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas at the Händel-Festspielle Halle, Clomiri in Händel’s Imeneo at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen with Laurence Cummings conducting, the title role in Händel’s Theodora with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Harry Bicket conducting, Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas at Carnegie Hall with Les Violons du Roy conducted by Richard Egarr, Amor Profano in Scarlatti’s San Casimiro, Re di Polonia with the Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra and Michal in Händel’s Saul with the Freiburger Bachchor.
Other past opera highlights include the roles of Cephise in Campra’s L’Europe Gallante with William Christie at the Ambronay Festival, Serpina in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona with Collegium Musicum The Hague, Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with Andrew Parrott at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen as well as the role of Phani in a concert of excerpts from Rameau’s Les Indes Gallantes with Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.
Stefanie True has appeared on many recordings including Lully’s Ballets & Recits Italiens with La Risonanza (Glossa) and on Centaur Records with Capella Savaria and Mary Terey-Smith (Arne Cantatas and Overtures and Great Britain Triumphant). Her other numerous recordings appear on the Brilliant Classics label and include the roles of Aci in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, Maddalena in La Resurrezione, Fillide in Aminta e Fillide, and solo recordings of Handel: Complete Cantatas, all under the direction of Marco Vitale with Contrasto Armonico.
In 2011, Stefanie placed first in the London Handel Singing Competition (Adair Prize), and won second prize in the John Kerr Award competition 2010 in Kent, UK. She studied voice with Catherine Robbin at York University (Toronto). She then went on to study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Netherlands) with Barbara Pearson, Diane Forlano, Jill Feldman, and Michael Chance, where she completed her Masters in Early Music .
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About the role of Poppea in Händel's Agrippina at the Grange Festival.
" With her stunning voice and sassy demeanour, Stephanie True’s hot pants-wearing Poppea is more than a spoilt sex-kitten – like Mozart’s Susanna, she’s a bright spark who ensures justice triumphs."
The Stage, 11 June 2018
"Poppea, lover of Otho, a schemer to rival Agrippina herself, was played with delicious pertness and sweet pearly-voiced charm by Stefanie True."
The Telegraph, 9 June 2018
" Stefanie True was a clear-voiced and come-hither Poppea, yet artfully fended off the attentions of others and saved her most radiant and fleet-footed singing for “Se giunga un dispetto”
Bachtrack, 11 June 2018