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Pamela Helen Stephen

Biography

Pamela Helen Stephen is a mezzo-soprano who by 2000 had established a national career in opera houses of her native Britain.

She attended college at Aberdeen, Scotland, and then earned her bachelor's degree in musical performance in 1986 from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She pursued post-graduate studies, obtaining certificates in opera and in the field of Lieder and oratorio singing.

At the Royal Scottish
Read more Academy of Music and Drama she appeared in the roles of Ziti in Gianni Schicchi, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Madam Knorr and Mrs. Fischer in the world premiere of Tom Stoppard's On the Razzle, and the Duchess in The Dinner Engagement.

She has sung leading parts at opera workshop festivals: Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten at the Aspen Opera Theatre Center and the title role of Bizet's Carmen at Clonter Farm.

Her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden was as Mrs. Bubble in Vaughan Williams' The Pilgrim's Progress. There she has also sung the parts of Moppett and the Goose in Britten's Paul Bunyan. At the Barbican Centre in London she sang in Cavalleria Rusticana, Fatima in Oberon, and Mrs. Jenks in Copland's The Tender Land. She has appeared in the BBC Proms Concerts as Tessa in The Gondoliers, and as a Squire and a Flower Maiden in Wagner's Parsifal.

Overseas, Stephen appeared at the Los Angeles Opera as Herodias' Page in Strauss' Salome (1998), returning as Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto (2000). She has appeared in the Spoleto Festival as the Male Fox in Janácek's Cunning Little Vixen (1998), in Rossini's Stabat Matter and as Sonya in Prokofiev's War and Peace (1999), and in her own solo recital (2000). She has recorded the part of Sonya in Chandos Records' recording of the Prokofiev opera. Read less
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  • 26.
    Britten: The World Of The Spirit, Etc / Richard Hickox
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9487 Release Date: 01/21/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Cormac Rigby,  Stephen Varcoe,  Martyn Hill,  Susan Chilcott  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra,  Britten Singers
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  • 27.
    Haydn: Creation Mass, Etc / Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 599 Release Date: 11/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Stephen Varcoe,  Pamela Helen Stephen,  Susan Gritton,  Mark Padmore
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum 90 Choir,  Collegium Musicum 90
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  • 28.
    Britten: Peter Grimes / Richard Hickox, Philip Langridge
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9447 Release Date: 04/23/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Janice Watson,  Alan Opie,  Ameral Gunson,  John Graham-Hall  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  London Symphony Chorus
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  • 29.
    Haydn: Theresienmesse, Kleine Orgelmesse / Richard Hickox
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 592 Release Date: 03/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Pamela Helen Stephen,  Janine Watson,  Stephen Varcoe,  Mark Padmore
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum 90
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  • 30.
    Gilbert & Sullivan - Highlights / Mackerras, Welsh Opera
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80431 Release Date: 01/23/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Richard Suart,  Peter Savidge,  Barry Banks,  Rebecca Evans  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Welsh National Opera Chorus
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  • 31.
    Gilbert And Sullivan: Yeomen Of The Guard, Trial By Jury
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80404 Release Date: 10/24/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Barry Banks,  Gareth Rhys-Davies,  Rebecca Evans,  Peter Savidge  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
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  • 32.
    Vaughan Williams: Riders To The Sea, Etc / Hickox
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9392 Release Date: 09/19/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  Philip Dukes,  Karl Daymond,  Lynne Dawson,  Ingrid Attrot  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
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  • 33.
    Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Terfel, Gardiner
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 439871 Release Date: 10/11/1994   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Alison Hagley,  Rodney Gilfry,  Carlos Feller,  Susan McCulloch  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
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