Pamela Helen Stephen MEZZO SOPRANO

Pamela Helen Stephen studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, at the Opera Theater Center at Aspen, Colorado with Herta Glaz, and in Toronto with Patricia Kern.

Highly regarded as a versatile singer and a vivid actress, she has performed with many of the world’s greatest conductors including André Previn, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Ed Gardner, Richard Hickox, Sir Richard Armstrong and Sir Simon Rattle. She has sung with Royal Opera Covent Garden, Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Edinburgh, City of London, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, St. Endellion and Wexford Festivals, Opera Ireland, Lyric Theatre Singapore, Batignano Festival, Los Angeles Opera, Spoleto Festival, Opera Australia and in Lisbon, Ludwigsburg, Paris and Amsterdam.

Pamela Helen Stephen has a large concert repertoire and has appeared with London Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra Wales, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Konzerthausorkester, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker, Prague Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, in Vienna, Tokyo, Berlin, Lisbon, The Hague, Dallas, Montreux, Brisbane, Sydney, Prague, Edinburgh and in London including several Promenade concerts.

She has made over 30 recordings including Phoebe The Yeomen of the Guard (Mackerras), Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro (Gardiner), Child L’enfant et les sortilèges (Previn) and Second Niece Peter Grimes, Sonya War & Peace, Desideria The Saint of Bleecker Street, Nancy Albert Herring, Angelica A Poisoned Kiss, Kate Owen Wingrave and several Haydn Masses for Chandos with Collegium Musicum 90 (all with Hickox).

Recent and future highlights include recordings of Ariadne auf Naxos and Szymanowski Stabat Mater (with Edward Gardner) for Chandos, Delius A Mass of Life at the Edinburgh International Festival with Sir Andrew Davis, Tippett A Child of Our Time and a concert performance of the role of Auntie Peter Grimes (with Vladimir Jurowski) with the LPO, Suzuki Madame Butterfly and Mrs Disney The Perfect American for English National Opera, Hecuba in Les Troyens for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the title roles in Giulio Cesare and Dido and Aeneas for Opera North, and the role of Annina Der Rosenkavalier with the CBSO.