Stacy Eckert combines her full, warm mezzo voice with a stunning
stage presence to create superb concert and opera performances.
The Des Moines Sunday Register wrote that Ms. Eckert "gave this
Carmen considerable vocal and physical fire ..."
Ms. Eckert returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago in the 2004-05 season to cover the role of Waltraute in Wagner's Die Walk?re. In addition to performing the title role in Bizet's Carmen with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, DuPage Opera Theatre and Muddy River Opera, her portrayals include Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Flora in La Traviata and Giuletta in Les contes d'Hoffman. She also has appeared with Michigan Opera Theatre and Chicago Opera Theatre.
Ms. Eckert's concert repertory includes Verdi's Requiem, Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Mozart's Grosse Masse in c minor, K. 427 and his Requiem, Ravel's Chansons Madecasses, Handel's Messiah, Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she performed the roles of Hecube and the Ghost of Cassandra while covering the role of Anna in Berlioz's Les Troyens under the baton of Zubin Mehta. She also covered the Angel in Elgar's Dream of Gerontius under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. In addition she has covered Verdi's Requiem and Brahms' Alto Rhapsody for Christoph Eschenbach, as well as Krzysztof Penderecki's Seven Gates of Jerusalem conducted by the composer himself. Other appearances with CSO include minor roles in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg under the baton of Sir Georg Solti, Elektra at Carnegie Hall conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and Schoenberg's Moses und Aron in Chicago and Berlin under the direction of Pierre Boulez.
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