Soprano, Stephanie Tingler, hailed as ‘extraordinary’ by composer, librettist, and producer Sheldon Harnick, has appeared in opera, concert, oratorio and recital throughout the United States, England, Japan, Israel, Brazil and Kenya. In opera, she has appeared as the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Nannetta in Falstaff. She apprenticed with the Lyric Opera of Cleveland, and has presented arias in concert with the UGA Wind Ensemble, Athens Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre (Brazil). Among her many concert performances with orchestra are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Orquestra Universidade des Caxias do Sul, Bach’s Cantata No. 51 with Lancaster Festival, Haydn’s Creation with Kingsport Symphony, Fauré’s Requiem with Mansfield Symphony, and Mahler Symphony No. 2 with Marin Symphony.
Acknowledged as an outstanding interpreter of the art song repertoire, she was chosen to participate in the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music Art Song Festival, Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, and was a semifinalist in The American Prize Art Song competition. Tingler has made numerous recital tours in a variety of programs featuring Russian, American, women and Ohio composers, and sacred music for voice and organ. Well-known for her chamber work, she has collaborated with Stephen Burns, Fred Mills, Richard Killmer, Georgia Guitar Quartet, and the Chicago Brass Quintet. Featured on programs at the Lancaster Festival for a decade, she has also appeared at the College Music Society, Society for American Music, Festival of Women Composers International, Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, and the inaugural concert of the Temple United Methodist Church Concert Series in San Francisco.
Stephanie Tingler holds degrees from East Carolina University, Northern Kentucky University, Cleveland Institute of Music, and The Ohio State University. She was appointed to the School of Music faculty at the University of Georgia in 1992, where she is currently Associate Professor of Voice, teaching undergraduate and graduate studio voice, vocal pedagogy, and vocal literature.