Corrie Stallings

Mezzo Soprano

Corrie Stallings, Mezzo Soprano

BIO

 

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Described by the Maryland Theatre Guide as having a “stunning, and luminous timbre,” Corrie Stallings is gaining quick acclaim for her work on both operatic and concert stages around the country.

The 2018-2019 season brought ms. stallings back to pittsburgh opera, where she was a resident artist from 2014-2016, to sing the title role of hansel in humperdinck’s hansel & gretel. she also reprised her signature role of rosina in il barbiere di siviglia with cleveland opera theater, her performance described by cleveland classical as “virtuosic and poignant.” ms. stallings then returned to heinz hall in pittsburgh, pa to sing the alto solos in Haydn’s missa in tempore belli under the baton of manfred honeck. early in 2019, Ms. Stallings will return to syracuse opera for her role debut as zerlina in mozart’s don giovanni.

In the 2017-2018 season, ms. stallings performed the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. She then made her role and company debut with Washington Concert Opera singing Isoletta in Bellini’s rarely performed La Straniera, where her performance was described as “one of the highlights of the evening, a voice capable of chesty strength and silvery lightness” (Washington Classical Review).

In the 2016-2017 season, Ms. Stallings made her company and role debut as Angelina in La Cenerentola with Syracuse Opera before traveling to Toulouse and Bordeaux, France to remount Francesca Zambello’s production of Candide at Opéra National de Bordeaux and Théâtre du Capitole. After receiving First Prize in the 2017 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, Ms. Stallings went on to win Third Place in the Giulio Gari International Vocal Competiton before returning to The Santa Fe Opera for a second season as an apprentice artist to cover Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus in summer of 2017.

In Pittsburgh's 2015-16 season, she performed Jo in Adamo’s Little Women and Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. In 2014-15, she appeared as Bertarido in Handel’s Rodelinda and Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen. In December of 2015, Ms. Stallings made her debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as the alto soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass under the baton of Maestro Hoenick and returned to Denver, CO to perform the alto solos in Handel's Messiah with the Colorado Symphony.   

In Summer 2015, Ms. Stallings was a member of the Young American Artists Program at Glimmerglass Festival and appeared as Jazz Trio Girl in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and covered Vanderdunder & Paquette in Bernstein’s Candide.

Ms. Stallings was a Festival Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in 2013 and 2014, where she performed as Third Lady in The Magic Flute under the baton of Jane Glover, and covered Stephanie Blythe in the role of Gertrude Stein in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27, both in 2014. She also performed the role of Kate in The Pirates of Penzance in 2013. Additionally in 2013, Ms. Stallings was a soloist in Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas production, Welcome, Yule! as well as the alto soloist cover in Bach’s Mass in B Minor under the baton of Maestro Muti. In 2012, she was the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and was a 2013 third place regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council regional auditions. While pursuing her master’s degree at Northwestern University, Ms. Stallings performed the roles of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Samira in The Ghosts of Versailles, and Second Lady in Die Zauberflote.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Stallings holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance and Art History from Cal Poly State University and a M.M. in Opera Performance from Northwestern University. She now resides in Pittsburgh, PA.