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Mary Ann Stewart sang “Mrs. Julian with a clarion dramatic soprano, capable of both fragility and ice-cold

cruelty” according to Steven Jude Tietjen of Opera News, was “a firm and moving Madame Lidoine”

according to Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times and is “...a major operatic talent...” according to Joseph

McLellan of The Washington Post.

Notable engagements include the title role of Tobias Picker’s Thérèse Raquin with Long Beach Opera and

Chicago Opera Theater, Mrs. Julian in Owen Wingrave with LOTNY, Adriano in Rienzi with the National

Philharmonic, the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des

Carmélites and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, Adalgisa in Norma with Bilbao

Opera, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw at the Festival de Opera de Tenerife, Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde

with Virginia Opera, Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena with Opera Orchestra of New York, Agathe in Der

Freischütz with Utopia Opera, the Sixth Flowermaiden in Parsifal, Siegrune in Die Walküre and Idamante in

Idomeneo with Washington National Opera, Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette with the Macau Opera Festival, The

Secretary in The Consul with Opera Boston, Isolier in Le Comte Ory with the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Urbain

in Les Huguenots with Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, Old Lady in Candide at the Teatro Argentina in

Rome with Euro Festivale Mediterraneo, the title role in Carmen with Opera in the Heights, Hippolyta in A

Midsummer Night’s Dream with Opéra de Nice and Rose 3 in Jonathan Sheffer’s Off Broadway premiere of

Blood on the Dining Room Floor with the WPA Theater. One of her greatest thrills was singing the Opera Angel

in Gift of Angels II – The Song of an Angel at Universal Studios Japan for three consecutive seasons. She returned to USJ in 2019-20 to sing the Queen of the Faeries in The Crystal Promise.

Some highlights of Mary Ann’s concert engagements include Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder in Tulsa, the Fauré

Requiem, the Mozart Requiem, and Beethoven’s Mass in C at Carnegie Hall, Handel’s Messiah at both Carnegie

Hall and Lincoln Center, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at Lehigh University, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at Lincoln

Center, Ravel’s Schéhérazade at the Ravello Festival, Italy and Manuel de Falla’s Siete Canciones with Morales

Dance Company.

She has had the pleasure to work with conductors Yves Abel, Josep Caballé- Domenech, Richard Cordova,

Jacques Delacôte, John DeMain, Plácido Domingo, Arthur Fagen, Christopher Fecteau, Heinz Fricke, Piotr

Gajewski, Steven Jarvi, Peter Mark, John Massaro, Andreas Mitisek, Steven Osgood, Victor Pablo Pérez, Eve

Queler, Gil Rose, Alberto Zedda and David Zinman, as well as directors Arnaud Bernard, Ken Cazan, PaulÉmile

Fourny, Francesca Gilpin, Lillian Groag, Leon Major, John Pascoe, Philip Schneidman, Francesco

Torrigiani, Mariusz Treliński and Francesca Zambello.

Mary Ann is a grant recipient of The Olga Forrai Foundation.

Contact Mary Ann

Lombardo Associates

Robert Lombardo: robert@lombardoassociates.org ~ Michael Rosen: michael@lombardoassociates.org ~ Lewis Ehlers: lewis@lombardoassociates.org ~ Fabrizio Mescoli: office@lombardoassociates.org

61 West 62nd Street, Suite 6F New York, NY 10023 USA ~ phone: +1(212) 586-4453 fax: +1(212) 581-5771 ~ www.lombardoassociates.org

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Reviews

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“…major operatic talent...intelligence, emotive power and a fine precision in the meaningful projection of words”  

The Washington Post 


Mary Ann Stewart sang “Mrs. Julian with a clarion dramatic soprano, capable of both fragility and ice-cold

cruelty”  

Opera News


“Mary Ann Stewart’s performance is a feast for the eyes and ears of all Bel Canto lovers”  

Grenz Echo Redakton


"Mary Ann Stewart's voice is gorgeous, lending much power and authority to her Lady Macbeth."  

Broadway World


"Mary Ann Stewart brought a firm, burnished mezzo and rich expression to her Brangaene."  

Opera News


"Mary Ann Stewart displayed a big, rich voice as Ariadne."  

Associated Press


Repertoire


Bellini:  Norma -  Adalgisa

Bizet: Carmen 

Britten:  Turn of the Screw  - Miss Jessel & Mrs. Grose

Owen Wingrave - Mrs. Julian

Donizetti:  Anna Bolena - Giovanna Seymour

Maria Stuarda  - Elisabetta

Hoiby:  The Scarf  - Miriam

Menotti:  Amahl & the Night Visitor  - The Mother

The Consul  - The Secretary

Mozart:  Don Giovanni  - Donna Elvira

Offenbach:  Les contes d’Hoffmann - Giulietta

Picker: Thérèse Raquin 

Poulenc:  Les dialogues des Carmelites  - Mme. Lidoine

Puccini: Tosca*

Richard Strauss:  Ariadne auf Naxos - Ariadne & Komponist*

Der Rosenkavalier - Octavian*

Conrad Susa: The Dangerous Liaisons - Marquise de Merteuil

Verdi:  Un ballo in maschera - Amelia*

Macbeth - Lady Macbeth

Il Trovatore -  Leonora*

Falstaff  - Alice Ford*

Wagner:  Tristan und Isolde  - Brangäne

Rienzi -  Adriano

Lohengrin -  Elsa*

Tannhäuser -  Elisabeth*

Weber:  Der Freischütz  - Agathe

*Excerpts performed in concert

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