Stacey Fraser

Voice

Stacey Fraser

Stacey Frazer has been described as having a “wonderfully controlled soprano voice,” by Alex Ross of the New York Times, and “an astonishing presence,” by Jennifer de Poyen of the San Diego Union Tribune. The Canadian soprano’s eclectic musical interests have made her much in demand on international operatic, concert, and theatre stages across the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. In a review of the concert Sequenza~Sequenza! at Tuesdays at Monkspace, Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times described her rendition of Berio’s Sequenza III as “a seamless aria, sure of musical direction while missing none of the humor or the frightening shocks of horror.” Recent credits include the title role in Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot by Peter Maxwell Davies; the starring role in a music art film entitled Still Life After Death by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Sandra Powers; the premiere of Grammy-winning composer Jack Van Zandt’s song cycle written for her, A Chaos of Light and Motion; and director/ producer of Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson. Current projects include performing premieres of NEA-awarded operas by Pamela Madsen and Jack Van Zandt, and a new recording of Ben Johnston’s Calamity Jane to her daughter with Brightwork newmusic for MicroFest Records. Additional recording projects include a CD with Van Zandt, featuring his A Chaos of Light and Motion and excerpts from his opera The New Frontier. Fraser is Director of Opera Theater and Professor of Music at California State University San Bernardino.