Stephanie Houtzeel

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Houtzeel has a Master of Music from the Juilliard School in New York and is a prizewinner at several competitions. She has sung leading roles at Opéra National de Paris, Zurich Oper, the Semperoper, Washington Kennedy Center, New York City Opera, the Theater an der Wien, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra National du Rhin, Royal Danish Opera, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos, Israeli Opera, Graz Opera and the Salzburg Festival. She joined the Wiener Staatsoper ensemble in the 2010/2011 season, and has appeared here as the Composer (»Ariadne auf Naxos«), Octavian (»Der Rosenkavalier«), Dorabella (»Così fan tutte«), Siébel (»Faust«), Varvara (»Kátja Kabanová«), Nicklausse (»The Tales of Hoffmann«), Kreusa (»Medea«), Miranda (»The Tempest«), Orlofsky (»Die Fledermaus«) and Jenny Hill (»The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny«). In addition to the major Strauss and Mozart roles in her fach, her repertoire includes Charlotte, Gluck’s »Orfeo«, Handel’s »Ariodante« and Ottavia and Marguerite in »La Damnation de Faust«. Current engagements include the Komische Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein (the title role in »Xerxes«), Bayreuth and the Wiener Volksoper. Her CD »Nostalgia« appeared in 2016.