Stephanie Scarcella

October 28, 2018 • 4:00 p.m.
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

Hailed by The Boston Globe as a “radiant mezzo,” Stephanie Scarcella originates from Casper, Wyoming, but has made New England her home since 2006.  

Stephanie has sung with Boston Lyric Opera, Odyssey Opera, Opera Company of Middlebury (VT), St. Petersburg Opera (FL), Arcadia Players, Longwood Opera, Opera on Tap, in addition to presenting solo vocal recitals and performing as a soloist in concert settings. In the summer of 2016, Stephanie joined the voice faculty with Boston University Tanglewood Institute and sang the mezzo solos in Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at Seiji Ozawa Hall and at the Koussevitzky Music Shed. While there, she also performed with the Tanglewood Fellows in an opera scene from Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov.

Past operatic roles for Stephanie include Angelina (La Cenerentola, Rossini), Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking, Jake Heggie), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck), Arsamene (Serse, Handel), Dorthee (Cendrillon, Massenet), Zita (Gianni Schicchi, Puccini), Zulma (L’Italiana in Algeri, Rossini), Maestra delle Novizie (Suor Angelica, Puccini), Pitti Sing (The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan) and Sally (A Hand of Bridge, Barber). 

Ms. Scarcella also finds great joy singing in the concert and recital setting. She has sung solos for Carissimi’s Jepthe, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Zelenka’s Magnificat, Johann David Heinichen’s Missa Nr. 9 in D, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Great Organ Mass, Bach’s St. John Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio and Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Her recital work has included major works such as Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben, Wolf’s Italianishes Liederbuch, Bernstein’s Peter Pan. Songs include Cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Brazilian folk songs with guitar by Laurindo Almeida, Vaughn Williams’s Songs of Travel as well as a variety of selected songs from the English, French and German and Italian repertoires. In May of 2018 Stephanie brought back to life her love for jazz by producing and singing in her first solo jazz lounge night alongside Boston based jazz artists, Mark Shilanksy (piano), Bruce Gertz (bass), Phil McGowan (drums) and Trent Austin (trumpet).

​Stephanie received her BM in Vocal Performance, and MM in Opera from The Boston Conservatory.  She was a New Orleans District Winner for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2011, and a Semi-Finalist [Young Artist (2013) and Graduate (2011) Levels] for the Competition in 2010.  

In addition to performing, Stephanie enjoys teaching private voice, as well as her time spent as a section leader at The Old North Church in Marblehead, MA.

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