Stacey Tappan has distinguished herself as an exceptional musical artist. The reviews praise her “witty and sexy” performances and she is hailed as a “tremendous American soprano” and “a magnificent discovery.” Current engagements for Tappan include Lucia di Lammermoor with Arizona Opera and Clorinda in La cenerentola with LA Opera. Recent appearances have included Miss Wordsworth in LA Opera’s Albert Herring and Krenek’s Das Geheime Königreich with James Conlon; singing Wing on Wing, composed and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen with the LA Phil; the Charmeuse in Thaïs at the Edinburgh Festival; the Ring Cycle with San Francisco Opera; and performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and his “Symphony of a Thousand” at the Hollywood Bowl.
Tappan made her professional debut with Houston Grand Opera as Beth in Little Women, broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances and released on CD by Ondine and on DVD by Naxos. Her awards include grants from the Elardo Competition and the Solti Foundation US, as well as scholarships from Wolf Trap Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.