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Liszt - Orchestral Songs (w/ Conductor Prof. Martin Haselböck - Orchester Wiener Akademie); released by Resound - APARTE

Solo recital CD with Charles Spencer; released by Capriccio

Stephanie Houtzeel

Stephanie Houtzeel is a soloist at the Vienna State Opera where she regularly sings roles such as Octavian, der Komponist, Dorabella, Orlofsky, Nicklausse, Kreusa (Medea/Reimann), Jenny Hill (Mahagonny) or Miranda (The Tempest/Adès). In 2016 she created the role of La Haine in the opening premere Armide (Gluck), as well as “Vera” in the world premiere of Patchwork, a new opera for children. 

In recent seasons, the role of Octavian has taken Stephanie to the Paris Opéra and to the Kennedy Center (with Renée Fleming/Christoph Eschenbach). She sang the Komponist under Fabio Luisi (Zurich), under Franz Welser-Möst and Sir Jeffrey Tate in Vienna and this season under Marek Janowski in Tokyo. 

Additional 2016 highlights include the title role in Xerxes in Berlin (Komische Oper) and Graz - garnering a nomination for the Austrian Music Theatre Award - along with Stephanie’s debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele (Wellgunde/Waltraute/Second Norn). She returned to Bayreuth in 2017, both for the Ring and as Venus in a new staging of Tannhäuser for young audiences. In 2018 the artist performed in Götterdämmerung with the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden.

Stephanie Houtzeel’s extensive repertoire, from Ottavia to Marguerite, Arsace to Charlotte, Idamante to Meg Page, has taken her to the Salzburger Festspiele, the Semperoper Dresden, Opéra de Lyon, the Royal Danish Opera, the New York City Opera, Theater an der Wien, Opéra National du Rhin, the New Israeli Opera, the Grazer Oper or the Vlaamse Opera. 

A regular concert artist, she most recently performed with Valery Gergiev and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. She also appears on several recordings: the title roles in both Lully’s Armide (Naxos) and von Suppé’s Fatinitza (CPO) and the alto solos in Mozart’s Requiem (Currentzis/Alpha Records). 2016 marked the highly-acclaimed release of her solo Lieder CD Nostalgia with pianist Charles Spencer.

In 2020 she performed Adelaide ("Strauss", Arabella) at the Zurich Opera, conducted by Fabio Luisi, (staging: Robert Carsen) and took part in the Schubertiade at the Styriarte Festival in Graz. As Prince Orlofsky in a production by Jean Lacorniere and musical direction by Claude Schnitzler she made guest appearances in France (Opera Rennes, Opera de toulon, Avignon). At the Enescu Festival in Bucharest she sang Lucciene in a concert version of Korngold's "Die tote Stadt" under the direction of Frederic Chaslin.



Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht (G. Mahler, Pianist Charles Spencer) © Capriccio

Rheinlegendchen (G. Mahler, Pianist Charles Spencer) © Capriccio


R. Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier - Octavian - 'Wie du warst, wie du bist'

XERXES at the Opera Graz