Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: In the last year mezzo-soprano Letitia Stevens, who has been praised for her highly expressive and communicative performances, has appeared as; Marcellina, in scenes from Mozart operas with Commonwealth Lyric Theatre, Lady Blanche and Melissa in readings of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Princess Ida with NEGASS and Admiral Kitty Pants, Mitera, a respected dryad in The Forest of Eoren, a Gilbert and Sullivan-esque operetta by MIT graduate student Matthew Pinson, The Charwoman and ensemble member in a musical production of A Christmas Carol with Anthem Theatre, Boston Centre for the Arts, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, with Just Love to Sing! in New Hampshire, 3rd Lady in Magic Flute with Manhattan Opera Studio and the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe, with the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players. In the summer of 2013 she also appeared in Longwood, and New England Light Operas’ Summer Concert Series as well as making a return visit to Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine to sing the Irish (in Gaelic) and U.S. National Anthems, opening the Portland Sea Dogs’ (AA affiliate of the Red Sox) Irish Night. She will appear again this summer in the Longwood Opera concert series. In early 2013 she was delighted to sing Urlicht with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Benjamin Zander, in rehearsal for their very successful symphony hall performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony. Other concert appearances include Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat and Vivaldi’s Gloria. She has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals in the Boston area at venues such as King’s Chapel, the Newton Free Library, the Cathedral of St Paul and the Church of St John the Evangelist, Beacon Hill. In France she has made repeat performances at the Festival des Claviers en Poitou, and has plans to return there in 2015. Past roles include Marcellina, Cherubino, Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore, Giovanna in Rigoletto, L’Aurore in Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre’s Cephale et Procris, and Eponine with Opera by the Bay, Riverside Theatre Works, the Newton Symphony Orchestra and at the Longy School of Music. She is on the roster of Opera On Tap, sings regularly with Boston Baroque and is a member of the Choir of the Church of the Advent. Other ensemble work includes the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Academy of Music and the Orpheus Singers. For many years she held the post of Choir Director and Cantor at Sacred Heart Church in Roslindale. She has a private voice studio, teaching students from the age of 6 to 80. She holds a Master’s Degree with Distinction, in Vocal Performance, from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge MA, where she was an Honor’s winner in 2004.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students