Stefanie True, soprano

Stefanie-TrueStefanie True, soprano, has performed extensively around Europe, North, and Central America, appearing in operas, oratorios, festivals, and solo recitals. As a soloist she has appeared in the major works of Bach including St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Mass in B Minor, Christmas Oratorio, and several cantatas, as well as Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Graun’s Der Tod Jesu, Handel’s La Resurrezione, and Faure’s Requiem. Past opera experience includes roles such as Cephise in Campra’s L’Europe Gallante with William Christie (Ambronay Festival), Poppea in Handel’s Agrippina, Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aneas (York University), as well as various roles in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, and Adelaide in Handel’s Lotario (Opera Concertante).

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Her discography includes Aci in Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, Maddalena in Handel’s La Resurrezione, and two solo recordings of Handel’s early Roman Cantatas, all under the direction of Marco Vitale with Contrasto Armonico. She also recently celebrated the release of a recording of Lully’s Ballets & Recits Italiens under the direction of Fabio Bonizzoni with La Risonanza for the Glossa Label. Stefanie is currently awaiting the release of two CDs with the Hungarian Baroque Orchestra, Cappella Savaria, of English cantatas by Arne, as well as previously unknown “revolution arias” of Shield and Attwood.

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She has also performed solo concerts at such well-known festivals as the Utrecht festival of Early Music (Netherlands), and the Stresa Festival (Italy). She has received scholarships to participate in several young artist programs, including Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (Canada), Gregynog Festival Masterclasses (Wales), and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program (UK). Stefanie completed her BFA in music at York University (Toronto, Canada) studying with the Canadian mezzo-soprano, Catherine Robbin in 2003. In 2007 she completed her B.Mus. in Early Music and an Artist’s Diploma in Classical Singing at the Royal Conservatoire, Den Haag, studying with Diane Folano, Barbara Pearson, Jill Feldman, and Michael Chance, and finished her MA in Early Music at the same institution in 2009.

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