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, Canadian soprano Stacey Fraser’s eclectic musical interests have led her to sing on international operatic, concert and theatre stages across the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. She has appeared as a soloist for the San Diego Opera, the Tony Award winning La Jolla Playhouse, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Taipei National Concert Hall in Taiwan, ISCM Taiwan, the Musicasa Concert Hall in Tokyo, Japan, the Thailand Composition Festival, the Americké Jaro Festival in Prednasek, Czech Republic, Red Square Gallery in Hong Kong, the Festival Eduardo Mata in Oaxaca, Mexico, Vancouver Symphony, Kazan Co-Op Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, South Dakota Symphony, La Jolla Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, Banff Centre, Tanglewood Music Center, Asia Society NYC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and the world renowned La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York City.
As a stage director her innovative, modern and zany adaptations of the standard operatic repertoire include Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, the Brook/Bizet La Tragedie de Carmen for Opera on Tap San Francisco, Bernstein’s Candide for Pasadena Opera, Maria de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, Concert Suite from Frida by Robert Xavier Rodriquez and her recently acclaimed Tarantino inspired production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. She is currently Professor of Music and Director of Opera Theatre at California State University San Bernardino. Recordings include Lotusblume for ein Klang Records, Manuel Garcia’s Le Cinesi for Harmonicorde and The Redlands Codex (complete works of composer Barney Childs) for Advance Recordings.