Jennifer Brennan-Hondorp

Kishna Davis

Pamela Hinchman

Teresa Seidl

Shawnette Sulker

Stella Zambalis

Buffy Baggott

Misty Bermudez

Julia Elise Hardin

Jennifer Lane

Carol Sparrow

Michelle Wrighte

Robert Bracey

Benjamin Brecher

James Doing

Randolph Locke

Jeffrey Springer

Mark Thomsen

Bradley Williams

Graham Fandrei

Kenneth Overton

Frederick Reeder

Charles Robert Stephens

Gerard Sundberg

James Patterson

Additional Artists

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It was wonderful to see and hear the dynamic, striking-voiced Stella Zambalis back in New York, painting the Stepmother in trenchantly limned phrasing but attractively dark-hued tone. (Why exactly aren't we still hearing this gifted, attractive artist at Lincoln Center's opera companies?)
David Shengold
Opera News 3/07
This is a very fine cast. Stella Zambalis, who is playing the role of Rosalinde, is arguably one of the best sopranos in the world today. She's a magnificent singer. She's a terrific actress.
Stephanie Blythe
Arizona Star Net, Nov. 2007

 

Stella Zambalis, soprano

Stella Zambalis is a regular guest of leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera (Cherubino in The Ghosts of Ve

Stella Zambalis is a regular guest of leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera (Cherubino in The Ghosts of Versailles), New York City Opera (Magda in La Rondine, Micaela in Carmen, and Mimi in La Boheme), Houston Grand Opera (Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Musetta in La Boheme and Nedda in I Pagliacci), Seattle Opera (Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte and Sophie in Prokofieff’s War and Peace), Florida Grand Opera (Adalgisa in Norma), Austin Lyric Opera (Violetta in La Traviata and Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro), Baltimore Opera (Mimi in La Boheme), Florentine Opera (Angelina in La Cenerentola and Liu in Turandot), Michigan Opera (Mimi, Micaela), Minnesota Opera (Micaela and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Kentucky Opera (Hermia, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte), Opera Company of Philadelphia (Pamina in The Magic Flute, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, and Mimi in La Boheme and Nedda in I Pagliacci) Opera Pacific (Mimi), Portland Opera (a double-bill of Nedda in  I Pagliacci and “soprano” in Carmina Burana and Marguerite in Faust), Arizona Opera (Nedda), Tulsa Opera (Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Micaela, Liu and Mimi) and New Orleans Opera (Nedda).  In Europe, she has performed with the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Mimi) and the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy (Countess).  

 

                Ms. Zambalis’  recent  engagements  included Liu in a co-production of Turandot with the Indianapolis and Nashville Opera companies and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Chattanooga Symphony and Opera,  Madama Butterfly with Opera Naples,  Tosca  with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Norma with Mercury Opera in Rochester, a concert version of   Philip Glass’ Juniper Tree   with Collegiate Chorale in New York with Robert Best conducting,  Vivaldi Gloria and Schubert Mass in C in Dalton GA,  Beethoven Ninth Symphony with Fargo Moorhead Symphony, and Verdi Requiem in Sarasota.  

 

               In 2007-8  Ms.Zambalis performed    Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Arizona Opera,   Tosca with Indianapolis Opera and Imperial Symphony, and gave a Dueling Divas Benefit concert for Fargo- Moorhead Opera with Cindy Lawrence. Performances in 2008-9 include  Liu in Turandot with Chattanooga Symphony,   Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlos with  Sarasota Opera , Donna Anna  in Don Giovanni with Lakeland Symphony and Beethoven Ninth Symphony with East Texas Symphony.

                              Ms. Zambalis has appeared with Opera Columbus (the three heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Mimi in La Boheme and Floria Tosca in Tosca), Opera Hamilton (Adalgisa and the Countess), Opera Omaha (Inez in Maria Padilla, Zerlina, Donna Elvira, the Stepmother in Philip Glass’ and Robert Moran’s The Juniper Tree, and the double-bill of Pagliacci and Carmina Burana), Indianapolis Opera (Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Zerlina, Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena, Hanna in The Merry Widow and Donna Elvira), Madison Opera (Violetta), Chautauqua Opera (the three heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Opera Theater of Saint Louis (Rosina, Lucy Lockett in The Beggar’s Opera, Angelina, Tessa in The Gondoliers and Valencienne in The Merry Widow), Tacoma Opera (Rosalinde in DieFledermaus and Tosca), Knoxville Opera (the three heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni), San Antonio Symphony (Countess and Hanna), Arkansas Symphony (Mimi and Tosca), and with Opera Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall (Sara in Roberto Devereux and Walter in La Wally).

               On the concert stage, Ms. Zambalis has performed in Santiago, Chile fo Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Houston, Pittsburgh and San Francisco Ballet’s for Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Houston Symphony in solo quartet of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes with Mischa and Cipa Dichter, in New York with the Little Orchestra Society, with the late Robert Shaw in Verdi’s Requiem, Youngstown Symphony in the Mozart Requiem, New Bedford Symphony as guest soloist with an ‘opera’ venue and again with a ‘Christmas’ venue, Erie Symphony for a New Year’s Day concert, Greenville Symphony in Verdi’s Requiem, Houston Masterworks for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Vaughan Williams’ Benedicite,  Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy as soprano soloist in Menotti’s Mass and his Cantata to St. Teresa of Avila: Muero, Porque no Muero, which she also performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin.  Later in Berlin, she appeared as featured soloist under the baton of Raphael Frubech de Burgos once again in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra.

               Ms. Zambalis has created several new roles, including: Cherubino in The Ghosts of Versailles for the Metropolitan Opera; the Stepmother in Philip Glass’ and Robert Moran’s The Juniper Tree; The Woman in Robert Moran’s Desert of Roses for the Houston Grand Opera; and the title role in the world premiere of Rachel for the Knoxville Opera, with additional performances in Nashville with Nashville Opera.

               On recordings, Ms. Zambalis may be heard as Juliet in Tchaikovsky’s unfinished work: Romeo and Juliet:Overture Fantasy (completed by Taneyev) with the Moscow Radio and Television Orchestra for Bridge Records (a division of Koch International), and a solo album featuring three complete solo song cycles by Dvorak for the Opus label.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

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