Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Tritchew is a graduate of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at Vancouver Opera and the Emerging Artist Program at Calgary Opera. She holds an Opera Diploma from the University of Toronto Opera School where she studied under the tutelage of Wendy Nielsen, as well as a BMus and MMus from the University of Western Ontario.
Operatic roles include: Lucienne (Die tote Stadt), The Child (L’enfant et les sortilèges), Mercédès (Carmen), Madeleine Audebert (Silent Night), Nancy (Albert Herring), Mrs. Grose (Turn of the Screw), and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro). On the concert stage, Stephanie has performed the Bach Mass in b minor and Handel’s Messiah with Chorus Niagara, and was a Sidgwick Scholar with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto.
Stephanie is a contemporary music enthusiast and was a semi finalist in the 2014 Eckhardt Gramatté competition. She is also a member of The Bicycle Opera Project, a company that aims to bring Canadian contemporary opera to communities across Ontario.
Stephanie was a member of the Gerdine Young Artist Program at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. During her time there, she performed Butterfly’s Aunt in Madame Butterfly, covered Grandma and Mae in The Grapes of Wrath and covered the Mystic Blindwoman in the world premiere of Shalimar the Clown. She also performed in two “Center Stage” concerts with Maestro Stephen Lord and the St. Louis Symphony.
Stephanie’s 2017 season saw her debuts with Edmonton Opera as the Third Maid in Elektra and with Tapestry Opera as Birgitta in Bandits in the Valley. She also performed the role of the Union Organizer in the Canadian premiere of Sweat with The Bicycle Opera Project.
Most recently, Stephanie covered Olga in Eugene Onegin at Vancouver Opera, sang The Friend in Requiem for a Lost Girl with the Vancouver Opera Festival, and debuted with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Bramwell Tovey. This season, she makes a company and role debut performing Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera 5, and returns to Calgary Opera where she will appear as Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette.