Biographies - Stefanie Kembal- Read



Stefanie read Business Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, graduating with first class honours before initially pursuing a career in the City. She graduated with distinction from the Trinity College of Music postgraduate diploma programme.
Operatic roles include Euridice and Cupidon in Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers, Lady Harriet in Flotow's Martha, Adina, L'elisir d'amore, Ilia, Idomeneo, the title roles in Mozart's Zaide and Massenet's Cendrillon, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Belinda & First Witch, Dido and Aeneas (English Sinfonia), 1st genie, The Magic Flute, Euridice, Orféo ed Euridice, Beatrice, Beatrice di Tenda, the title role in Handel's Partenope, Tytania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lucy Brown in Weill's Threepenny Opera, and Constance in Poulenc's Les Dialogues des Carmélites. She has also appeared in many Gilbert & Sullivan roles including Phyllis, Iolanthe, Elsie, Yeomen of the Guard, Mabel, Pirates of Penzance and Josephine, HMS Pinafore.
Stefanie has sung in masterclasses with amongst others Romano Franceschetti, Ian Page, Donald Maxwell, Ubaldo Fabbri, Alberto Jamelli, and Richard Jackson. She is a regular performer on the recital platform and has given solo recitals at a number of London's most celebrated performance venues including St-Martin-in-the-Fields, St James's Piccadilly, St John's, Smith Square, and the new and contemporary venue King's Place. A versatile performer her repertoire has ranged from the traditional art song - the 2007 Schumann Festival with Eugene Asti - to the more eclectic - performing the European premiere of selected Venezuelan songs by composers Sojo and Carreño at Bolìvar Hall.
She is a regular soloist on the oratorio platform. Recent performances include Poulenc's Stabat Mater and Gloria, Brahms' Requiem, Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, Bach's Matthew Passion, Orff's Carmina Burana, Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate (English Sinfonia), C Minor Mass and Requiem. In March she will be performing the Vivaldi Gloria, Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Fauré Requiem at various locations in Kent.
Stefanie was recently the Musical Director for the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir. She conducted them to chart topping success, performing and recording a track on the new Military Wives album 'In my Dreams' from Decca Records, out on March 5th.