Frederica Von Stade
She has appeared with every leading American opera company and performed with many of the world’s finest opera companies, conductors and symphony orchestras. Her numerous guest appearances include a performance with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.
Von Stade’s repertoire encompasses a rich variety, from the classical style of Mozart and Haydn to the popular songs of Broadway's greatest musicals.
She holds honorary doctoral degrees from Yale University, Boston University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Georgetown University School of Medicine and her alma mater, the Mannes School of Music. Her awards include a 1983 recognition of her significant contribution to the arts from President Ronald Reagan, six Grammy nominations and France's highest artistic honor, officer of L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
In 2008, Von Stade visited BYU campus, presenting a concert and two days of educational outreach for Vocal Performance Students. Von Stade's appearance marked the debut of the Nancy Peery Marriott Visiting Artist Endowment - a donor initiative which gives students increased exposure to and networking within the professional music world.
- The Daily Universe: Frederica von Stade to Perform in de Jong
- Press Release: Mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade to give concert, master class at BYU Jan. 18-19
- Ballantyne, Marissa. "Mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade to give concert, master class at BYU Jan. 18-19." 8 Jan. 2008. BYU News. 4 Feb. 2008. <http://byunews.byu.edu/archive08-Jan-vonstade.aspx>.