The Mezzosoprano STEPHANIE HOUTZEEL recieved her „Master of Music“ from the Juilliard School in New York and is a prizewinner of several competitions. She has been in leading roles in the Opéra National de Paris, the Zurich Opera, the Semperoper, the Washington Kennedy Centre, the New York City Opera, the Theater an der Wien, the Opéra de Lyon, the Opéra National du Rhin, the Royal Danish Opera, the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, the New Israeli Opera, the Graz Opera and at the Salzburg Festival. Since the 2010/2011 season, she is an ensemble member of the Wiener Staatsoper, where she has been seen singing the roles of Komponist, Octavian, Dorabella, Siébel, Varvara, Nicklausse, Kreusa, Miranda, Orlofsky and Jenny Hill. Aside from the big Strauss and Mozart roles of her vocal range, her repertoire includes among others, Charlotte, Gluck’s Orfeo, Händel’s Ariodante, Ottavia or Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust. Future performances are leading the Mezzosoprano among others to the Komische Oper Berlin (leading role Xerxes), the Opéra de Bastille (Octavian), the Bayreuth Festival and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Walküre with Valery Gergiev). In 2016, her new CD Nostalgia will be released.