Stephanie Maitland is a Scottish contralto and a member of the Wiener Staatsoper Young Artist Programme 2020-2022. She was due to join the Glyndebourne chorus for their 2020 season (cancelled due to covid-19). Stephanie studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and during her time there, sang the Sandmännchen (»Hänsel and Gretel«), La Principessa (»Suor Angelica«), Zita (»Gianni Schicchi«), Madam By-ends (»The Pilgrim’s Progress«), La Prieure (»Dialogues des Carmélites«) and Lady Bertram (»Mansfield Park«). She has sang in masterclasses with Dame Ann Murray, Susan Bullock and Della Jones. She has also worked with Garsington Opera on their Alvarez Young Artist Programme, covering the role of Mrs Grose (»The Turn of the Screw«) and Buxton International Festival, covering the role of Zuma (»Alzira«). Stephanie was also a semi-finalist in By Voice Alone winning the Singer’s Preparation Award and she is mentored by Karen Cargill.
»I am so grateful for the opera studio here at the Wiener Staatsoper and feel so incredibly fortunate to be able to be a part of this international house. I think what stands out for me is the wonderful supportive atmosphere created in the studio by the staff and by my fellow studio members. I really feel supported as a young artist and hopeful for the future. I have had the most wonderful start here being part of productions and experiencing a whole range of repertoire. I really feel encouraged to be myself and sing with my own voice, and for this, I am very grateful.«