Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives
Praised by Opera News for her "polished, Italinate mezzo,” Stephanie Sanchez is quickly creating a name for herself as an exciting mezzo-soprano on the rise. In the fall of 2021, Sanchez joined the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the Barrie Kosky production of Die Zaüberflote and will return to Lyric Opera in the 2022/23 season for Carmen and the world premiere of Four Portraits. During the summer of 2022, Sanchez returned to Opera Theater of Saint Louis as Third Lady in The Magic Flute and sang the role of the Mother/Other Mother in the American premier of Coraline at West Edge Opera.
She is the recipient of several awards including the "Audience Choice Award" from the 2021 Jensen Foundation, the sole recipient of the prestigious 2018 Igor Gorin Memorial Award, first place in the Young Texas Artist Music Competition, and has received grants from the Hispanic Scholarship Association. Sanchez is an alumna of training programs at Arizona Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera San Jose, Teatro Nuovo, and Rice University. Stephanie Sanchez was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM and currently lives in Chicago with her husband and fellow singer, Peter Morgan.