Stephanie Jennifer Poropat
 
 

Stephanie Jennifer Poropat

 
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Biography

Ms. Stephanie Jennifer Poropat is a high-school teacher turned opera singer from Sydney, Australia, looking to conquer the musical world, one note at a time!


Like many aspiring classical musicians, Stephanie began her musical career as a contemporary vocalist. Having been born and raised in Sydney’s West, she performed in ensembles that ranged from jazz ensembles to rock bands, whilst also performing as a soloist in concerts, showcases, eisteddfods, festivals and talent quests. Stephanie’s wide vocal range and thorough knowledge of the Spanish language and culture in addition to some Italian allowed her to explore singing in the bel-canto style. She soon fell in love with this music and enjoyed the challenge that it presented to her both as a vocalist and a stage performer.
 
It is from these foundations that Stephanie went on to acquire a Bachelor of Music and then Masters of Teaching (Music) - both from the University of New South Wales, as well as an Associate Diploma in Music (Voice) through AMEB. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Stephanie dived head-first into many facets of the classical music scene in Sydney. Not only was she a choral scholar for St Patrick’s Cathedral in Sydney, she was a regular cantor for St Mary’s Cathedral, sang with the St James King St Choir, was a member of  Bergundian Consort and the Collegium Musicum Choir, to name but a few.

In her spare time, Stephanie played a number of Operatic roles with Sydney based amateur opera companies including Mabel in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance (Rockdale Opera Company), Valencienne in The Merry Widow (Rockdale Opera Company), and Cassilda in The Gondoliers (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera, Sydney - formerly SAVOY), and Eurydice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld (Rockdale Opera Company).

It was in September of 2016 that Stephanie moved to the UK in order to complete a Masters in Music Performance (Opera) at the Royal Northern College of Music; after which she will complete an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Performance (Opera), also at the RNCM.


During her time at the RNCM, Stephanie has performed principal roles in college operas, including “La Feé” in Massenet’s Cendrillon and “The Dew Fairy” in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel; and was a soloist in the RNCM’s production of  St. John’s Passion by Bach. Stephanie is now set to perform another solo in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.


Stephanie’s success since arriving in the UK also stems out  into the professional world. Not only is she in demand as a chorister and oratorio singer in and around Manchester, she has toured with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company’s summer festival for both their 2017 & 2018 tours.


Going forward, Stephanie hopes to complete her operatic training here in the UK and henceforth act as an ambassador to both the conservatoire from which she graduates, and her local community back home in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. As such, she hopes to pursue a career as a professional soprano both Down Under and abroad.

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Stephanie is currently sponsored by the generosity of the Yvonne and Peter Wilson Award, The Peter Heath Award, the Slee Family, and the Waverly Fund.

 
 
 
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Performances

Opera

La Fée
Cendrillon 
Massenet 

The Dew Fairy
Hansel and Gretel
Humperdinck 

Suor Genovieffa
Suor Angelica
Puccini

Eurydice
Orpheus in the Underworld
Offenbach

Casilda
The Gondoliers
Gilbert and Sullivan

Mabel
Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert and Sullivan

Valencienne
The Merry Widdow
Franz Lehar

Celia
Iolanthe
Gilbert and Sullivan 

Kate
Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert and Sullivan 

First Shining One & Soprano Solo
Pilgrim’s Progress
Vaughn Williams


Upcoming Projects

Soprano Soloist
Laudate Dominum
Mozart

Soprano Soloist
Requiem KV 626
W. A. Mozart

Soprano Soloist
Dixit Dominus
Handel

Soprano Soloist
Magnificat
Bach


Oratorio

Petite Messe Solennelle
Rossini

Stabat Mater
Pergolessi

St. John Passion
Bach

Mass in D Major, Op. 86
A. Dvořák

Missa Brevis in D KV 194
W. A. Mozart

Missa Brevis in C KV 220 (“Spatzenmesse”)
W. A. Mozart

I Waited for the Lord
F. Mendelssohn

Missa Brevis in F
F. J. Haydn

Mass for Saint Christopher (No. 1) for S.A.T.B.
J. Lyon

Mass No. 2 in G Minor
F. P. Schubert

Laudate Dominum
W. A. Mozart

Requiem Op. 48
G. Fuaré

Gloria
Vivaldi

Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day
Handel


Chorus Work

Princess Ida
Gilbert and Sullivan 

The Mikado
Gilbert and Sullivan

Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert and Sullivan

The H.M.S. Pinafore
Gilbert and Sullivan

Ruddigore
Gilbert and Sullivan

Trial By Jury
Gilbert and Sullivan

The Sorcerer
Gilbert and Sullivan


 
 
 

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