Stephanie Chigas
Mezzo soprano
New England Second Place Winner, 2005

A prominent member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Stephanie Chigas has been a frequent front-row presence in the Met’s HD broadcasts. The mezzo also has appeared with the Met as Georgette in La Rondine and the Milliner in Der Rosenkavalier. Earlier operatic roles have included Flora Bervoix in La Traviata and Albine in Thaïs with Boston Lyric Opera, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier and La Sphinge in the American premiere of George Enecu’s Oedipe for Sinfonia da Camera, Carmen in La Tragédie de Carmen with the InCite Festival at NYC’s New World Stages and with Boston Midsummer Opera, and the Second Maid in Elektra with the New York Philharmonic. Her concert performances have included the Mozart, Verdi, Fauré, and Duruflé “Requiems, Mozart’s “Coronation Mass,” Brahms’ “Alto Rhapsody,” Handel “Messiah,” Mendelssohn’sElijah,” Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasie" and “Mass in C,” and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, "The Resurrection.”


Originally from the Chicago area, Stephanie studied at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and at Boston University’s Opera Institute. Ms. Chigas was a First Prize winner of the 2005 George London Foundation Competition and the 2004 recipient of Boston Lyric Opera’s Stephen Shrestinian Award for Excellence. She has also received awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Illinois Opera Theater, the Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation, and the Dimitri Mitropoulos International Competition .



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