Thr American contralto, Stephanie Kacoyanis, obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English magna cum laude from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts (May 2005); and her Master of Music degree in Voice Performane from Boston University (June 2007). In April 2009, she received the Kanellos Award from Greek Women’s University Club in Chicago.
Stephanie Kacoyanis has received critical acclaim for her "vocal brilliance and comic timing," “velvet voice,” and "spiritually rich performance" (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and is gaining recognition as an accomplished interpreter of opera, oratorio, and musical theater repertoire. She is also a founding core member (since 2011) of the Lorelei Ensemble, an 8-voice chamber ensemble dedicated to new and early music for women's voices. Following Lorelei’s recent debut at Carnegie Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Times hailed the ensemble as “shimmering.”
Stephanie Kacoyanis is Ensemble Member of Boston Lyric Opera since 2013. Recent opera appearances include Nancy in Martha (Boston Midsummer Opera), soloist in Four Poems of St. Teresa of Avila (Odyssey Opera), Meg Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Boston Midsummer Opera, July 2013), Saint Cecilia in Four Saints in Three Acts (Boston Modern Orchestra Project, November 2013), Aunt March in Little Women (Opera del West, August 2012), Lucy Steele in the world premiere of Sense and Sensibility: The Musical (Wellesley Summer Theatre, April 2011), and Juno in Semele (Harvard Early Music Society, October 2009).
Her concert work includes solo appearances with Chorus North Shore, Canto Armonico (under Simon Carrington), Rachmaninoff Choir, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Canzonare, Wellesley College Choir, Newton Choral Society, and Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline (2005-2008). She has also performed with Odyssey Opera and at the Monadnock Music Festival, both times under the baton of Gil Rose. She has also performed in several world premieres with such organizations as Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Intermezzo Opera, and ALEA III.