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Greek-American Soprano Jessica Stavros received raving critics for her Brünnhilde in Die Walküre für Kinder with Oper Köln last season. “Jessica Stavros as Brünnhilde was expressive – above all, a powerful interpreter, creating moments giving one goosebumps” (Die deutsche Bühne).
Jessica continues portraying the role of Brünnhilde in Oper Köln's upcoming production of Siegfried für Kinder.
This season she returns to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Gerhilde in Dietrich Hilsdorf's Die Walküre.
Last season, Ms. Stavros made her Spain debut with Bilbao Opera (ABAO) in Verdi’s I Lombardi as Sofia & Viclinda, in addition to singing a New Years Concert with La Orquesta Filamónica de España, conducted by Mariano Rivas in Gijon, Spain.
As a member of the opera studio at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, her roles to date with the company include Madame Lidoine in Dialogue des Carmélites, Gerhilde and Gutrune in Der Ring an einem Abend, Die Aufseherin in Elektra, Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel, Gräfin in Figaros Hochzeit, Die Köchin in Die Nachtigall, and Die Amme in Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse.
Ms. Stavros’ repertoire includes many roles including the title role in Cherubini's Medea, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Chrysothemis in Elektra, Senta in Die Fliegende Holländer, Elsa in Lohengrin, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Irene in Rienzi, Die Mutter in Hänsel und Gretel and the title role in Suor Angelica.
Jessica is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (NYC), the Opera Institute at Boston University and Biola University (Los Angeles).
She is the recipient of awards from the Metropolitan National Council, Houston Grand Opera, Liederkranz Foundation, Gerda Lissner Competition, Licia-Albanese Puccini Foundation and a Richard F. Gold career grant.
© - Paul Leclaire