B I O G R A P H Y
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Feigenbaum has been hailed as “a thrill to watch” by OperaWire and praised for her "credible and nuanced" performances by Opera News. She appears this season as Oscar the Fox in Felix Jarrar’s Mother Goose, and in the World Premiere of Self-Defined Circuits with Fresh Squeezed Opera in the role of Voice 2. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stephanie has taken part in many virtual performances and published a series of art song videos featuring the works of female composers. Pre-pandemic she appeared as Una novizia in Suor Angelica with Heartland Opera Theatre and in concerts with various New York City ensembles, featuring the U.S. Premiere of Trilogia Textil by Gabriel Senanes. Performances as Mercédès in Carmen with Utopia Opera and Alto Soloist in Bach's B Minor Mass with the Westchester Oratorio Society have been postponed due to the pandemic.
Stephanie's repertoire spans the entirety of the operatic canon, from Baroque operas to new music. Within a single season, she played Melissa in Francesca Caccini's La liberazione di Ruggiero, one of the oldest surviving operas, with dell’arte Opera Ensemble, and covered Nerone in Poppea with Bare Opera, then later sang Nancy in Albert Herring with Utopia Opera and created the role of Amaranta in the World Premiere of Fortunato with Fresh Squeezed Opera. A champion of modern English-language opera, Stephanie brought her trademark musicality and verve to the World Premiere of Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Wanda June, Indianapolis Opera). She has also appeared in the American Premieres of Seven Angels (Angel 2/Queen cover, Aspen Opera Theatre) and Mansfield Park (Julia Bertram, Indianapolis Opera).
" Feigenbaum’s Melissa was a thrill to watch as she strode confidently about the stage, resolute in her mission, stealthy in her plans and brave in action against Alcina. Feigenbaum’s performance was strong, reflecting the heroic nature of her character. "
O P E R A W I R E
Since her first role as The Shepherd in L’enfant et les sortilèges under the baton of Lorin Maazel at the 2009 Castleton Festival, Stephanie has brought authentic and passionate performances to opera companies around the United States. She has been a young artist at Chautauqua Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Saratoga, and Opera Southwest. Stephanie is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned her BM in 2013 and MM in 2015. A favorite there, she was featured as Mrs. De Rocher in Dead Man Walking, Meg in Little Women, Valletto in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Mae in The Grapes of Wrath.
In addition to opera Stephanie enjoys concert work, and especially loves performing as a soloist with choral groups. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall on multiple occasions with the Hazamir International Choir, singing repertoire by modern Israeli composers. Raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Stephanie currently makes her home in Brooklyn, where she performs with companies throughout the city.