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Contralto Stephanie Kacoyanis has received critical acclaim for her "vocal brilliance and comic timing," “velvet voice,” and "spiritually rich performance" (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and is gaining recognition as an accomplished interpreter of opera, oratorio, and musical theater repertoire.
Ms. Kacoyanis is also a founding core member of the Lorelei Ensemble, an 8-voice chamber ensemble dedicated to new and early music for women's voices. Following Lorelei’s recent debut at Carnegie Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Times hailed the ensemble as “shimmering.”
Recent opera appearances include Maggie in The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret (Opera del West), Nancy in Martha (Boston Midsummer Opera), soloist in Four Poems of St. Teresa of Avila (Odyssey Opera), Meg Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Boston Midsummer Opera), Saint Cecilia in Four Saints in Three Acts (Boston Modern Orchestra Project), Aunt March in Little Women (Opera del West), Lucy Steele in the world premiere of Sense and Sensibility: The Musical (Wellesley Summer Theatre), and Juno in Semele (Harvard Early Music Society).
Her concert work includes solo appearances with the Falmouth Chamber Players, Chorus North Shore, Canto Armonico (under Simon Carrington), The Rachmaninoff Choir, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Canzonare, the Wellesley College Choir, Newton Choral Society, and Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline. She has also performed with Odyssey Opera and at the Monadnock Music Festival, both times under the baton of Gil Rose. She has also performed in several world premieres with such organizations as Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Intermezzo Opera, and ALEA III.
Ms. Kacoyanis holds degrees from Wellesley College (B.A., English) and Boston University (M.M., Voice).