Stephanie Maitland, a Scottish mezzo-soprano in her final year of Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music, is currently on the Alvarez Young Artist Programme 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, and singing in the chorus of The Bartered Bride by Smetana, conducted by Jac van Steen and directed by Paul Curran. Since starting at the RNCM, Stephanie has sang the roles of Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen in 40minutes, the Sandman in RNCM’s spring production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata for the John Manduell Commemoration Concert, La Principessa in Suor Angelica and Zita in Gianni Schicchi in RNCM’s Puccini double bill and Madam By-ends and Alto soloist in RNCM’s spring production of The Pilgrim’s Progress. She has also sang in a masterclass with Dame Ann Murray and was involved in Clonter Opera’s Spring Opera Showcase. 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, singing chorus and covering the role of Zuma in Verdi’s Alzira and singing chorus in Mozart’s Idomeneo. Future engagements include singing in Clonter Opera’s Winter Opera Gala. Stephanie was also a semi-finalist in By Voice Alone and won a Singer’s Preparation Award from Audition Oracle. Stephanie is generously supported by The Cross Trust and by Help Musicians UK. She is a recipient of the Alice Orrell and A&N Kendall Award and previously held a Sybil Tutton Award from Help Musicians UK.
Award: Postgraduate Award
Instrument/voice type: Voice
Location: Royal Northern College of Music