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Greek-American Soprano Jessica Stavros received raving critics for her Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung für Jung und Alt with Oper Köln.
“Jessica Stavros embodies the strong Brünnhilde with the radiant power and fullness of a dramatic soprano” (Das Opernmagazin).
Season 2021-2022, Jessica makes her role and company debut as Sieglinde in Die Walküre with Landestheater Coburg under the baton of Daniel Carter and working with director Alexander Müller-Elmaus.
This fall, Oper Köln presented Wagners complete Ring für Jung und Alt with Ms. Stavros portraying the role of all three Brünnhildes.
Performances of Die Walküre will be performed in South Korea in April of 2022.
After successfully jumping in for the premiere of Hänsel und Gretel with Theater Bonn, Jessica assumed the role of Die Mutter for the complete run of Hänsel und Gretel through January 2022.
Ms. Stavros made her Spain debut with Bilbao Opera (ABAO) in Verdi’s I Lombardi as Sofia & Viclinda in 2019, working with conductor Riccardo Frizza. In the same month, she made her debut with La Orquesta Filamónica de España in a concert conducted by Mariano Rivas.
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, Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Chrysothemis in Elektra, Senta in Die Fliegende Holländer, Elsa in Lohengrin, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, 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