Canadian-Portuguese soprano Stephanie Omari (formerly Stephanie Domingues)was awarded the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Western Canada District People's Choice award. She made her European debut in Freiberg, Germany as Mademoiselle Silberklang in 'Der Schauspieldirektor'. She has worked with Richard Bradshaw where she was invited to perform in the Canadian Opera Company's production of ‘Turandot’, ‘Queen of Spades’ and ‘Die Zauberflöte’ and in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre for the opening of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Most recently, Stephanie returned to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre to perform operatic selections. In 2007, she performed in the prestigious Luminato Festival Concert Series at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.
Last season, Stephanie made several role debuts including Despina in Così fan tutte in Teplice, Czech Republic, Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Bard on the Beach Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adele in Die Fledermaus with the Vancouver Concert Opera Society, Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte as well as covered he role of Violetta in La Traviata with Opera on the Avalon Festival, in St.John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, and was the Soprano Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She recently was invited to participate in a two week masterclass and a recital performance with conductor Alberto Zedda in Madrid, Spain and has also appeared in recital performances in Berlin, Germany.
In the 2011-2012 season, Stephanie was heard as a Soprano Soloist in Messiah with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Bach Choir as well as appeared as a Guest Artist in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s A Traditional Christmas concert series. Stephanie made her role debut as Valencienne in Die Lustige Witwe with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and reprised the role with the University of British Columbia Opera Ensemble where she he also covered the role of Ann Putnam in The Crucible. In April 2012, she returned Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to premiere Composer in Residence Edward Top’s Songs of an Egyptian Princess, which was written specifically for her.
Stephanie can be heard on both the Canadian and the American radio where she debuted on the radio show From the Top with an American broadcast in October 2006 and Canadian Broadcast in August 2007 and was interviewed for CBC Radio One in 2005 as a featured artist. She has also recorded numerous TV and radio commercials for major Canadian and American retail companies.
Stephanie is equally at home in concert repertoire. She made her recital debut with the Oakville Symphony Orchestra at the age of sixteen with an encore performance the following year. In 2010, she was a guest soloist in Zwichau, Germany performing works by Robert Schumann and in 2012, she was the Soprano Soloist in Stephen Chatman's Earth Songs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Stephanie was invited to give recitals in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. Stephanie continues to perform solo recitals and appears frequently as a Guest Artist around Canada, the United States and Europe.
Stephanie has won numerous awards and competitions, most notably, the People’s Choice award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Western Canada District People's Choice award and both First Place and Most Promising Young Singer at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in Ontario and the NATS regional Competitions in Michigan, USA and Indiana, USA. She was the recipient of the 2007-2011 Robert William Bygrave Voice Studies Full Tuition Bursary from the University of Toronto, the 2007 Millennium Ontario Grant and the 2007-2011 Queen Elizabeth Aiming for the Top Scholarship.
In both the summer of 2005 and 2006, Stephanie was chosen to train and performed under full sponsorship at the prestigious Tanglewood Institute in the Young Artist Vocal Program studying with celebrated performers and teachers such as Phyllis Curtin, Sharon Daniels and Simone Estes. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto and Master of Music degree from the University of British Columbia.