STEPHANIE PAIGE NEWMAN
Mezzo-soprano STEPHANIE PAIGE NEWMAN performs in operatic and symphonic performances across the United States. Highlights include the title roles in Carmen and Pinocchio, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Amneris in Aida, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Romaine Patterson in Not in my Town, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Giulietta in Les Contes D'Hoffmann, Meg in Little Women, Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring, The Nurse in Michael Torke's Strawberry Fields, Flora in La traviata and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof.
Awards include Third Place nationally in the New York Lyric Opera Competition, where Ms. Newman made her Carnegie Hall debut; winner of the Miami-Dade Artist Access Grant Award, and winner of the Concerto Competition at New World School of the Arts. She also placed in the semi-finals of the Florida Grand Opera/Young Patroness of the Arts competition, as well as the Palm Beach Opera Competition.
Recently, Ms. Newman performed with The Princeton Festival (NJ), Connecticut Lyric Opera, Klezmer Orchestra, and Quisisana Resort (ME) and looks forward to singing Mercédès in Carmen this season with Vero Beach Opera. Other appearances include Cedar Rapids Opera and, additionally, distinguished opera programs such as the Miami Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, International Vocal Arts Institute, Opera Academy of California, and the Manhattan School of Music Voice Institute.
A native of Miami, Ms. Newman began her musical studies at New World School of the Arts in South Florida, then earned the Bachelor of Music degree from University of Florida. She went on to receive the Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the University of Miami.
“[Newman] sang impressively, and handled the music with confidence and flair. Newman, as could be heard in one brief moment as she sailed into the top of her register, has a really big voice (she was a Valkyrie on Wagner night) and it would be exciting to hear her in other repertoire. She made a fine and sympathetic Elizabeth [in The Crucible].”
- Palm Beach Arts Paper
"Stephanie Newman sang the beautiful aria... and was able to deliver and interpret it with ease and ability."
- El Nuevo Herald