“The outstanding performance of the afternoon was that of mezzo-soprano Stephanie Houtzeel in the role of Armide… At its best, her Armide seemed life itself, with its messy joys, sorrows, hungers and contradictions, and the role was sung with all the ardor, intelligence and vocal luster at Houtzeel’s command, which was plenty. This was the sort of daring, impassioned performance that can make a career…”
- Tim Page, The Washington Post
Stephanie's journey as Xerxes continues: she will make her Berlin debut in this title role at the Komische Oper, February-March 2016!
Stephanie triumphs as Octavian in the Kennedy Center's Rosenkavalier with Renée Fleming and Christoph Eschenbach! Read the Reviews.
…and here a fun review about Stefan Herheim's wildly successful production of Xerxes!