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Stephanie Marshall



Stephanie Marshall in action.
Paul Curievici as John Worthing, Stephanie Marshall as Gwendolen and Alan Ewing as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest © ROH / Stephen Cummiskey 2013

Canadian mezzo-soprano Stephanie Marshall made her Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Gwendolen Fairfax (The Importance of Being Earnest), a role she reprised in 2016. She has returned to sing Susannah (The Crackle) and Girl (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny).

Marshall studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was a Young Artist and later a Company Principal for English National Opera, where her roles included Wellgunde (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Sonya (War and Peace), Mercédès (Carmen), Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), Annio (La clemenza di Tito), the title role in The Handmaid’s Tale and Kasturbai (Satyagraha). Her other operatic engagements include Arbate (Mitridate, re di Ponto) for Classical Opera Company and Nancy (Albert Herring) and Erika (Vanessa) for Pacific Opera Victoria.

Marshall has sung in concert with orchestras including the Hallé, English Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and has recorded contemporary works by composers including Barry, Van der Aa and Ruders.

News and features

Listen: The Importance of Being Earnest – ‘I think it would make other types of music laugh’

31 March 2016
Listen: <em>The Importance of Being Earnest</em> – ‘I think it would make other types of music laugh’

Four singers from The Royal Opera’s revival of Gerald Barry’s acclaimed operatic adaptation of Wilde’s classic play discuss food, convention and keeping a straight face.

Your reaction: The Importance of Being Earnest

15 June 2013
Your reaction: The Importance of Being Earnest

Audience comments about the UK stage premiere of Gerald Barry's operatic Oscar Wilde adaptation.