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Critically-acclaimed contralto Stephanie Kacoyanis has been praised for her “majestic tone” (ArtsFuse), “vocal brilliance” and "spiritually rich performance" (Boston Musical Intelligencer). She is gaining recognition as an accomplished interpreter of opera, oratorio, and contemporary repertoire.
Most recently, Ms. Kacoyanis appeared as Queen Mary in the world premiere of Arnold Rosner's The Chronicle of Nine (Odyssey Opera) under the baton of Gil Rose. The Boston Globe described her performance as "the standout moment of the evening." She has also sung the role of 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).
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 2017 debut at Carnegie Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Times hailed the ensemble as “shimmering.”
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. A champion of contemporary music, she has also performed in several world and North American premieres with such organizations as the Tanglewood Festival of Early Music, the 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).