Stephanie Maitland - Mezzo-Soprano

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Scottish mezzo-soprano Stephanie Maitland studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Jane Irwin.

During her time at the RNCM, Stephanie sang the roles of Mercedes Carmen, Sandman Hänsel und Gretel, Flora La Traviata, La Principessa Suor Angelica and Zita Gianni Schicchi in the RNCM’s Puccini double-bill, Madam By-ends in Vaughan Williams’ The Pilgrim’s Progress and La Prieure Dialogues des Carmélites.

In 2019, she was an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera, covering the role of Mrs Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, conducted by Richard Farnes and directed by Louisa Muller.  She also sang in a masterclass with Dame Ann Murray and took part in Clonter Opera’s Spring Opera Showcase and Winter Opera Gala. She was also involved in the first recording of Cellier’s Dorothy with Richard Bonynge, released by NAXOS.  During the previous summer, she sang with Buxton International Festival, covering the role of Zuma in Verdi’s Alzira.

In competition, Stephanie was a semi-finalist in “By Voice Alone” and won a Singer’s Preparation Award from Audition Oracle. She is a recipient of the Alice Orrell and A&N Kendall Award and previously held a Sybil Tutton Award from Help Musicians UK.  She was the RNCM Drapers’ de Turckheim Scholar for 2019/2020 and was also supported by the Kenneth Headley Bequest.

She recently joined the prestigious Young Artist programme at the Wiener Staatsoper for the 20/21 season and has just made her house debut as Die Schleppträgerin in Elektra.

Reviews of Stephanie Maitland to follow.