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Mezzo soprano Stephannie Moore brings an eclectic array of experience into her work as a performer and educator. Known for her colorful stage characters and expressive musicianship, she is a true artist and communicator – equally comfortable on the operatic, concert and theater stages.
Some of Stephannie's operatic credits include: Mother Goose in The Rake's Progress with Frost Opera Theater; Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon with OperaMODO and Frost Opera Theater; Annina in La Traviata with Arbor Opera Theater; Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Main Street Opera Theater; Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with the Comic Opera Guild; Pitti-Sing in The Mikado with the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society; Annio in La Clemenza di Tito and La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi with the University of Michigan Opera Theatre. Stephannie premiered the role of Aunt Xue for San Francisco opera’s workshop of the Bright Sheng opera, Dream of the Red Chamber. Other workshop's include Beyond, by Mary Ellen Childs, and Opera Kardashian by Dana Kaufman. Concert performances include solo roles in Wolf's Spanisches Liederbuch, Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Arbor Opera's Facet's of Love and Bonnet House's Concerts Under the Stars.
Stephannie currently teaches voice in the University of Miami's Department of Theater Arts and Broward College. She is a Lead Instructor for Magic City Opera's TOI (Teen Opera Intensive) in Miami, and the Act Healthy musical theater summer program in Belluno, Italy. Her private voice studio is located in Pembroke Pines, Florida and includes award-winning professional singers and emerging artists.
Stephannie’s primary voice teachers are Robynne Redmon, Stephen West and Martha Sheil. She has worked collaborative pianists and conductors Martin Katz, Kathleen Kelly and Alan Johnson and stage directors Jeffrey Buchman, Robert Swedberg, Dean Anthony and Eric Gibson. Stephannie holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Miami.
In tandem with her work as a musician, Stephannie is a Tibetan language translator, specializing in the literary translation of Buddhist texts from the 18th Century. Her work has led her to Tibet, India, Nepal and China, where she studied with Buddhist lamas and scholars and worked in social service through the Ann Arbor organization, Vision Builders. She co-founded an orphanage and school for young Tibetan girls and helped lay the groundwork for a home for Indian slum children that has now taken hundreds of orphans and impoverished children off the streets of Varanasi, India.
Stephannie currently resides in Pembroke Pines, Florida with her husband and son.