Canadian mezzo soprano, Stephanie Tritchew is a steadily rising young singer at home in the realms of both contemporary and standard repertoire. A native of St. Catharines, she has been a member of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at Vancouver Opera, a Gerdine Young Artist for two seasons with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and an Emerging Artist at Calgary Opera.
In the 2018-2019 season, Stephanie performs a role debut as Stéphano in Calgary Opera’s production of Roméo et Juliette, returns to Edmonton Opera as the cover of Isolier in Le comte Ory, plays Julia/Mother in a Toronto indie opera world premiere project entitled Pomegranate Opera, appears in Tapestry Opera’s Tapestry Briefs and debuts both Messiah and The King David oratorio with Chorus Niagara.
Recent operatic credits of note include Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Opera5, Third Maid (Elektra) with Edmonton Opera, The Child (L’enfant et les sortilèges), Mercédès (Carmen), Lucienne (Die tote Stadt), and Madeleine Audebert (Silent Night) with Calgary Opera. A passionate advocate for and skillful practitioner of contemporary music, Stephanie has been involved in several world premieres including as the Mystic Blindwoman (cover) in Shalimar the Clown at Opera Theatre St. Louis, Birgitta (Bandits in the Valley with Tapestry Opera) and Union Organizer in Sweat at Bicycle Opera, where she is also a founding collective member. Upcoming engagements include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) with Edmonton Opera and her Regina Symphony Orchestra debut in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Stephanie holds an Opera Diploma from the University of Toronto Opera School where she studied with Wendy Nielsen, as well as a BMus and MMus from the University of Western Ontario.