Artist: Frederica von Stade

Recognized as one of the most beloved musical figures of our time, Frederica von Stade has enriched the world of classical music for four decades with her appearances in opera, concert, and recital. The mezzo-soprano is well known to audiences around the world through her numerous featured appearances on television including several PBS specials and Live from Lincoln Center telecasts. She has made over sixty recordings with every major label, including complete operas, aria albums, symphonic works, solo recital programs and popular crossover albums. Her recordings have garnered six Grammy nominations, two Grand Prix du Disc awards, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Italy’s Premio della Critica Discografica, and “Best of the Year” citations by Stereo Review and Opera News. Miss von Stade was awarded France’s highest honor in the Arts when she was appointed as an officer of L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 1983 she was honored with an award given at The White House by President Reagan in recognition of her significant contribution to the arts.

Frederica von Stade
Born:
Somerville, NJ

Based:
Oakland, CA

Recordings:
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, Solti, Decca (1981)Heggie: Dead Man Walking, Heggie, Virgin Classics (2011)Bernstein: On the Town, Michael Tilson Thomas, Deutsche Grammophon (1992)Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer, Andrew Davis, Sony Classical (1978)Song Recital, Martin Katz accompanist, CBS (1978)

Awards:

Honorary Doctorates: Boston University, Yale University, San Fransisco Conservatory, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Mannes School of Music

Appointed an Officer of L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1998)

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012)


Education:

Mannes School of Music


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