Canadian Lyric Coloratura Soprano Stephanie Domingues was awarded the 2012 Metropolitan Opera
National Council Auditions Western Canada District People's Choice award. She made her European debut in
Freiberg, Germany as Mademoiselle Silberklang 'Der Shauspieldirektor'. She has worked with Richard Bradshaw
where she was invited to perform in the Canadian Opera Company's production of 'Turandot', 'Queen of Spades'
and 'Die Zauberflöte' and in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre for the opening of the Four Seasons Center for
the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Most recently, Stephanie returned to the Richard Bradshaw
Amphitheatre to perform operatic selections. In 2007, she performed in the prestigious Luminato Festival Concert
Series at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Ontario.
This season, Stephanie will make her role debut as Despina in 'Così fan tutte'in Teplice, Czech Republic. She will also perform selections from 'Così fan tutte' with the Nord Czech Philharmonic conducted by Norbert Baxa. In August 2012, she will be a featured soloist at the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where she will perform the role of Olympia in 'Les contes d'Hoffmann.' Stephanie will later reprise the role of Despina in 'Così fan tutte' in November 2012 with the University of British Columbia Opera Ensemble. In June 2013, Stephanie will be performing the role of Königin der Nacht in 'Die Zauberflöte' and covering the role of Violetta in 'La Traviata' with Opera on the Avalon, in St.John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
Last season, Stephanie was heard as a Soprano Soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 'A Traditional Christmas' concert series and in 'A Sing Along Messiah' with the Vancouver Bach Choir and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie made her role debut as Valencienne in 'Die Lustige Witwe' with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and later in the year with the University of British Columbia Opera Ensemble. She also covered the role of Ann Putnam in The University of British Columbia's production of 'The Crucible.' In April 2012, she returned Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to premiere Composer in Residence Edward Top's Songs of an Egyptian Princess, which was written specifically for her.
In both the summer of 2005 and 2006, Stephanie was chosen to train and performed under full sponsorship at the prestigious Tanglewood Institute in the Young Artist Vocal Program studying with celebrated performers and teachers such as Phyllis Curtin, Sharon Daniels and Simone Estes. Stephanie can be heard on both the Canadian and the American radio. She debuted on the radio show 'From the Top' with an American broadcast in October 2006 and Canadian Broadcast in August 2007. Stephanie was interviewed for CBC Radio One in 2005 as a featured artist. She has also recorded numerous TV and radio commercials for major Canadian and American retail companies and in December 2004, Stephanie released her first CD, "From Within." A collection of both classical and popular songs which received great reviews.
Stephanie is equally at home in concert repertoire. She made her recital debut with the Oakville Symphony Orchestra at the age of sixteen with an encore performance the following year. Most recently, Stephanie was the Soprano Soloist in Stephen Chatman's Earth Songs. Stephanie continues to perform solo recitals and appears frequently as a Guest Artist around Canada, the United States and Europe.
Stephanie has won both First Place and Most Promising Young Singer at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in Ontario and the NATS regional Competitions in Michigan, USA and Indiana, USA. She was the recipient of the 2007-2011 Robert William Bygrave Voice Studies Full Tuition Bursary from the University of Toronto, the 2007 Millennium Ontario Grant and the 2007-2011 Queen Elizabeth Aiming for the Top Scholarship. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto where she studied under the tutelage of Lorna MacDonald and a Master of Music degree from the University of British Columbia where she studied under the tutelage of Nancy Hermiston.