Canadian born Stefanie True has enjoyed performing throughout Europe and North America, and is a singer equally at ease on both Opera and Concert stages.
Highlights for the season 2017/2018 and beyond will include the role of Celia in Händel’s Lucio Silla at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, the role Poppea in Händel’s Agripinna at The Grange Festival, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in San Francisco with Voices of Music, the Israelite woman in Händel’s Esther with La Risonanza led by Fabio Bonizzoni, Bach Cantatas with the Lutherse Bach Ensemble led by Ton Koopman, and a tour of the Netherlands with Medieval ensemble Tetraktys led by Kees Boeke, She will also continue to tour worldwide with Ensemble Vox Luminis, and continue her season as soprano soloist with Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem.
Some of her most recent engagements include Belinda in Dido and Aeneas at the Händel-Festspielle Halle, Clomiri in Händel’s Imeneo at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen with Laurence Cummings conducting, the title role in Händel’s Theodora with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Harry Bicket conducting, Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas at Carnegie Hall with Les Violons du Roy conducted by Richard Egarr, Amor Profano in Scarlatti’s San Casimiro, Re di Polonia with the Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra and Michal in Händel’s Saul with the Freiburger Bachchor.
Other past opera highlights include the roles of Cephise in Campra’s L’Europe Gallante with William Christie at the Ambronay Festival, Serpina in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona with Collegium Musicum The Hague, Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with Andrew Parrott at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen as well as the role of Phani in a concert of excerpts from Rameau’s Les Indes Gallantes with Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.
Stefanie True has appeared on many recordings including the role of Belinda in Dido and Aeneas (Challenge Classics), Lully’s Ballets & Recits Italiens (Glossa) with La Risonanza, and an album of Medieval works with Tetraktys, Matteo da Perugia (Olive Music), led by Kees Boeke She appears on Vox Luminis’s recent, critically acclaimed CDs Ein Feste Burg is Unser Gott and J.J. Fux/ J.C. Kerll, Requeim. Other past recordings include Arne Cantatas and Overtures and Great Britain Triumphant on Centaur Records with Capella Savaria and Mary Terey-Smith, conductor, as well as the roles of Aci in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, Maddalena in La Resurrezione, Fillide in Aminta e Fillide, and solo recordings of Handel: Complete Cantatas, all under the direction of Marco Vitale with Contrasto Armonico for Brilliant Classics.
In 2011, Stefanie placed first in the London Handel Singing Competition (Adair Prize), and won second prize in the John Kerr Award competition 2010 in Kent, UK. She studied voice with Catherine Robbin at York University (Toronto), and went on to study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Netherlands) with Barbara Pearson, Diane Forlano, Jill Feldman, and Michael Chance, where she completed her Masters in Early Music .