Stefanie True

Stefanie True
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Canadian born Stefanie True has enjoyed performing throughout Europe and North America, and is a singer equally at ease on both Opera and Concert stages.

Recent Opera highlights include the role of Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Fabio Bonizzoni (Tage Alter Musik Regensburg) as well as Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with Andrew Parrott and Sigrid T’Hooft (Göttingen Händel Festspiele). She also collaborated with Vox Luminis and Opera2day in the role of Proserpine in Charpentier’s Orphée aux enfers.  Other past opera highlights include the roles of  Euridice in Gluck’s Orpheo ed Euridice, at the Paleis Soestdijk with De Utrechtse Spelen, directed by Jos Thie. and Cephise in Campra’s L’Europe Gallante with William Christie (Ambronay Festival).

Stefanie True’s recent concert engagements have included performances with La Risonanza,  Les Muffatti, Collegium Marianum, London Handel Orchestra, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Freiburger Bachchor, De Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Musica ad Rhenum, and Holland Baroque.

As a recitalist, Stefanie has enjoyed numerous concerts with colleagues such as harpsichordist Patrick Ayrton (Musiques à Saint-Martin), pianist Bobby Mitchell (Den Haag), and fortepianists Bart van Oort, and Petra Somlai, (Netherlands). She also has toured around the Netherlands in the Seizoen Oude Muziek with the Luscinia Trio (2011) and Quartet (2014).

Stefanie True has appeared on several recordings including Lully’s Ballets & Recits Italiens with La Risonanza (Glossa), and on Centaur Records with Capella Savaria and Mary Terey-Smith (Arne Cantatas and Overtures, and Great Britain Triumphant!). Other recordings appear on the Brilliant Classics label and include the roles of Aci in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, Maddalena in La Resurrezione, Fillide in Aminta e Fillide, and solo recordings of Handel: Complete Cantatas, all under the direction of Marco Vitale with Contrasto Armonico.

In 2011, Stefanie placed first in the London Handel Singing Competition (Adair Prize), and won second prize in the John Kerr Award competition 2010 in Kent, UK. She studied voice with Catherine Robbin at York University (Toronto), where she completed her BFA in 2003. She then continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Netherlands) with Barbara Pearson, Diane Forlano, Jill Feldman, and Michael Chance, where she completed her Masters in Early Music in 2009.

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