Stephanie Hershaw is a current member of the Opernstudio at the Landestheater Detmold. Stephanie is an alumnus of the Royal College of Music where she graduated with Distinction, under the tutelage of Rosa Mannion and Simon Lepper. Stephanie was the Midori Nishiura Scholar at the RCM, a Leeds Lieder Young Artist and is currently a Countess of Munster Recital Artist.
Prior to this, Stephanie graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with a First Class Honours Degree. During her third year, she was invited to study in Leipzig at the renowned Hochschule für Musik und Theatre - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, under the tuition of Professor Roland Schubert.
Recent engagements include performing the role of Barbarina ('Le Nozze di Figaro') andCarlotta in Bär; (a new work based on the music of Cavalli's 'La Calisto') both with the Landestheater Detmold. As well as this, Stephanie also made her debut in the roles of Amore ('L’Egisto') with Hampstead Garden Opera, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with St Paul’s Opera, and Papagena in Waterperry Opera Festival's production of The Magic Flute. This summer, Stephanie performed various recitals as a soloist; collaborating with The Brodsky Quartet as part of the Dante Music Festival and was invited to perform a recital as part of the Leicester Music Festival. Stephanie looks forward to making her debut in the roles of Flora in ('The Turn of the Screw') and Najade ('Ariadne auf Naxos') with the Landestheater Detmold later on in the season.
Competition successes have included being awarded 1st prize in Flat Pack Music's Opera Competition 2021, a Maureen Lehan 2021 Finalist & Prize Winner, a Camille Coloratura 2020 Finalist, a London Handel Competition Semi-Finalist 2019 and a Concours Corneille Semi-Finalist 2019.
Stephanie has sung in Masterclasses with international artists such as Elizabeth Watts, Joseph Middleton, Simon Lepper, John Fisher, Donald Maxwell, Louise Alder and Kathryn Harries. As part of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 Fringe Events, Stephanie was delighted to sing in a masterclass with Ailish Tynan and Llŷr Williams. Stephanie is a Royal College of Music Scholarship & Award holder and is generously supported by the Mario Lanza Foundation, The Munster Trust Star Award, The Boas Charitable Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Clemence Charitable Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust. 'As Amore, Stephanie Hershaw, having survived an attempt on her life with a little divine assistance, is in show-stealing form, firing her arrows with puckish naughtiness.' Broadway World, HGO, L'Egisto (G. Naylor)
'Stephanie Hershaw more than earns her keep as a richly comic Papagena.' The Stage, Waterperry Opera, The Magic Flute (G. Hall)